Peter serves as our senior pastor, having come on staff in April 2004. He has over 25 years of pastoral experience and holds a B.A. in Bible & Missions from Central Bible College. He is currently pursuing an M.Div. from Southern Seminary. Peter and his wife, Grace, have 5 daughters, and 2 grandchildren.
Steve Heitland Steve came on staff in June 2008. He leads our Caregroups, Adult Education (Vital Life), Counseling training and Deacon training. He holds an M.A.R. from Reformed Theological Seminary and is certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Steve and his wife, Lori, have five children.
Doug Plank Doug came on staff in June 2003. He is a graduate of Millersville University with a B.S.E. in Elementary Education/Special Education. A gifted songwriter, Doug leads our worship team, Children’s Ministry (Entrust), Men’s and Women’s Ministries and our Counseling team. He is currently pursuing an M.Div. from Southern Seminary. Doug and his wife, Brenda, have five children.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
In October 2017 we ordained four men as the first Deacons in our history. This culminated a two-year process of nomination, training and evaluation, as they studied the role and responsibilities of deacons, the mission of the church and the manner in which the gospel transforms our love for one another.
Josh has been married to his wife Kate for over 20 years and they have five children. They have been members of Crossway for over 12 years and he serves on the Camping Ministry team and the Worship team. Josh works as a project engineer at a timber frame shop and Kate teaches and cares for their children at home.
Carl has been married to his wife, Linda, for over 38 years. They have three children and eight grandchildren. They have been members of Crossway Church for over 38 years, and have served as care group leaders and in many other roles in the church. Carl is a probation officer for the County of Lancaster.
Tom has been married to his wife, Lara, for nearly 25 years. They have three children, and have been members of Crossway for over 30 years. Tom has overseen our Farm Team and the Eckmans have served in many other roles in the church. Tom teaches at Manheim Central High School.
Ken has been married to his wife, Beejee, for over 50 years. They have four children and sixteen grandchildren. They have been members of Crossway for over 30 years, and have served as Caregroup leaders and in many other roles in the church. For over 35 years Ken was employed in diverse types of management roles in high-paced manufacturing settings, and is currently enjoying retirement.
Andrew has been married to his wife, Abby, for over 35 years. They have five children and two grandchildren. They have been members of Crossway for over 35 years, and have served as Caregroup leaders and in many other roles in the church. Andrew works as an engineer in nuclear power, and Abby served her children as a homeschooling mom for 24 years.