OUR STAFF

PASTORAL TEAM

PATRICK KLEITZ

SENIOR PASTOR

Pastor Pat serves as the Senior Pastor and began Crossroads Christian Church over 25 years ago when he, his wife Dorald and their three children were called to Buffalo, New York. Pastor Pat enjoys spending time with his wife Dorald and eight grandchildren. His passion is to connect those who are disconnected and insure that everyone knows the truth of Jesus Christ.

Pat Kleitz, Senior Pastor

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BILL POMERHN

ASSISTANT PASTOR

Pastor Bill has served at Crossroads for over 35 years. His ministries are focused on Pastoral Care areas such as nursing homes, mentoring, Hospice, hospital visits and leading small group Bible studies. He loves to serve the Lord by encouraging others in their walk with Jesus. Bill resides in Elma with his wife Karyl and is father to three adult sons.

Bill Pomerhn, Associate Pastor

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TODD KLEITZ

YOUTH PASTOR

Pastor Todd Kleitz has over 10 years experience working with and relating to teens and young adults. Todd has a BS in Physical Education from Houghton College and a MS in Administration from SUNY Brockport. Todd spent 6 years as an Assistant Basketball Coach and 4 years as Intramural Director at Houghton College. He serves as Youth Pastor and lives in Marilla with his wife Charity and their two sons.

Todd Kleitz, Youth Pastor

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OFFICE SUPPORT

LISA ZANNIN

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR

Lisa came to Crossroads in 1999 in search of a church where she and her three children could learn and grow in biblical truths while serving. She took a part-time bookkeeping position at the church and a year later took a full-time Office Manager position. Lisa remarried in 2009 and enjoys traveling with her husband Adrian and spending time with family on weekends at their home in North Boston.

Lisa Zannin, Financial Administrator

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FREEDA DICKHUT

SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR

Freeda came to Crossroads in 2009 with her family in search of a loving church that would be child friendly, family focused and offer opportunities to study the Bible after leaving her teaching career to be a stay-at-home mom. She found more than a place in Crossroads, but an extended family, friends and countless opportunities to learn, grow, and serve. Freeda holds a BS in Hospitality Administration and an MS in Secondary Social Studies Education. She resides in East Aurora with her husband Jeff and their two sons.

Freeda Dickhut, Special Events Coordinator

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KATIE MOLFESE

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Katie came to Crossroads in 2006 in search of a church that had a strong biblical teaching where she could grow and eventually raise a family. She immediately felt at home and has been coming and serving ever since. Katie left her teaching career to be a stay-at-home mom, and began the Mom2Mom ministry at Crossroads. She since has joined our staff, managing our Social Media sites. Katie resides in Lancaster with her husband Tom and three children.

Katie Molfese, Social Media Coordinator

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AMANDA GAUTHIER

SECRETARY/GRAPHIC DESIGN

Amanda joined the Crossroads Staff in March 2018. She loves being a part of the team and has found it a blessing to her life and church in Buffalo, NY. Amanda and her husband, Gabriel, are Senior Pastors at Prince of Peace church in the heart of Buffalo. Their church along with Crossroads Church have a relationship stretching over 20 years. She finds working for the Kingdom of God is a great honor every day.

AMANDA GAUTHIER, SECRETARY/GRAPHIC DESIGN

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CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

MARY ACHKAR

BOOKKEEPER

Mary and family were looking for a church that is welcoming, family oriented and encourages biblical/spiritual growth when they discovered Crossroads. She is a graduate from SUNY Buffalo achieving a BS degree in Business Administration. After concluding a successful 30 year career in the jewelry industry she is eager to begin the next chapter in her life. She has been married to Roger for 38 years. They have two children and two grandsons that they take an active role in their development as a caring and nurturing influence in their lives.

MARY ACHKAR, BOOKKEEPER

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DORALD KLEITZ

VOLUNTEER & CHILDREN'S MINISTRY COORDINATOR

Wife of Pastor Pat, mother of three and grandmother of eight, Dorald oversees volunteer resources and is passionate about placing people in the ministry that God has purposed for them. She also oversees the Children’s Ministry at Crossroads and directs the annual Christmas children’s pageant. Dorald has a BA in English from SUNY Albany, and a MSA from Case Western University. She enjoys reading, studying God’s word, gardening and traveling with Pat.

Dorald Kleitz, Volunteer & Children's Ministry Coordinator

SHARI REID

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY ASSISTANT

Shari Reid was drawn to Crossroads because of the love and warmth she felt when she and her family arrived. After serving as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator for many years, Shari has moved to a new role as Children’s Ministry Assistant where she oversees our Abba’s Pearls program. She is certain that Crossroads is where God has placed her and her family. Shari lives in Elma with her husband Tom and is a mother of three children.

Shari Reid, Children's Ministry Assistant

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SARAH HAGER

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY ASSISTANT

Sarah came to Crossroads in 2003 where there were many opportunities to serve and she immediately started exploring her gifting in the church. She currently serves in the Children's Ministry, focusing on Nursery to Preschool aged children specifically. Sarah has no doubt God has called her to this ministry as she raises her young family. She is currently residing in Corfu with her husband Scott and their three children.

Sarah Hager, Children's Ministry Assistant

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SPROUTS PRESCHOOL MINISTRY

Emily Marshall

Lead Teacher

Emily is a 2013 graduate of Houghton College where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Inclusive Childhood Education (birth-6th grade) focusing on Special and General Education. Following graduation she traveled overseas to India where she taught Special Education for five months in the Bangalore region. Upon returning to the United States, Emily's home church of Crossroads was looking to start a preschool and ``Sprouts`` began in the Fall of 2014. Emily teaches both the 3 and 4-year-old programs and is reminded daily of the precious privilege she has working with children. She resides in East Aurora with her husband Bill and their daughter.

Emily Marshall, Lead Teacher

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Tressa Schneider

Teaching Assistant

Working in children's ministry for over 10 years, Tressa has had the honor to be a part of Sprouts since the very beginning and is reminded every time she interacts with the children, just how precious life is. She also volunteers each summer during our VBS program, serving as skit director and memory verse leader. Tressa assists with the 4-year old program. She lives in Elma with her husband Marc and their four daughters.

Tressa Schneider, Teaching Assistant

Wendy Laskowski

Teaching Assistant

Wendy and her family started attending Crossroads in 2011 and the church has been a great blessing in many parts of her life. She also helps with childcare for our Sunday nursery and Mom2Mom meetings. Wendy appreciates the privilege of working with the children, sharing stories of God and helping them improve their individual skill sets. She assists with the 3-year-old program. Wendy resides in West Seneca with her husband, Mike and their three children.

Wendy Laskowski, Teaching Assistant

Rosemarie Graue

Teaching Assistant

Working with children is Rosemarie's passion and is blessed to see them grow and mature. She has been a volunteer in our Sunday Children's Ministry program for over 20 years and serves as a craft leader for our VBS program each summer. Rose and her family have been members of Crossroads for 14 years. She resides in Depew with her husband Matthew and has three grown children whom she has home-schooled. Rose is the newest addition to our Sprouts team and assists with our 4-year-old class.

Rosemarie Graue, Teaching Assistant