Tommy is from Chicago but has spent most of his adult life in Loudonville, Ohio. He met and married his wife, Regina, after a blind date (Dec 16th 1996) set-up by his mother-in-law to be. Tommy left a 20 year career in law enforcement, when was called to serve as the Founding and Lead Pastor of what is now known as Cross Connect Church on August 2nd, 2015.
Tommy enjoys serving, discipling, weight-lifting, working outside, spending time with his dogs Esther & Titus, and relaxing with his best friend and bride—Regina.
Ryan was born in Ashland, OH but lived most of his child and teen life in Indianapolis, IN. He married the love of his life in 1996, April Stinemetz, and they have two children, Robert and Brooke. Ryan’s passion is to be the hands and feet for Jesus! In his spare time, he loves to help others, spend time camping and be outside. He also enjoys watching his son play football and his daughter play softball.
Joe was born and raised in Norwalk, OH. He is a retired music educator having worked in that profession for over 35 years. He and his wife, Lana, met on stage in various community theatre musicals and have lived in Ashland since their marriage in 1989. They have two grown sons: Donovan married to Renee and Garrison.
Joe enjoys singing, playing the piano and organ, musical theatre and doing programs at some of the local facilities for the elderly. One of the things he likes best about Cross Connect Church is meeting and getting to know new people.
Married to his best friend Jeanne for 37 years. They have two adult children: their daughter Summer, and son Zach. Zach plays the drums for Cross Connect and also works at Coburn. Summer is married, lives in North Carolina and is the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at her church. Deno has been in the printing industry since he was 18. Started at the bottom, and is now the pressroom Manager at Coburn and still has his own business as a technical advisor on large printing equipment. Has been involved in various church ministries for the past 25 years, and has been a major part of the Cross Connect Church family from the beginning.