The Team

Staff, Ministry Leaders, and Elders

Our Staff

Tom Kay - Lead Pastor

My name is 6 letters...you would think that is short enough, but I am often called just TK. I answer to just about anything though. After spending ten years in the corporate world, I left to pursue full time ministry at Crossroads. I have not once looked back. I consider it a tremendous privilege to be a part of God's work in the lives of people...never a dull moment. I have two adult sons, Jake and Jared, two wild bulldogs and an amazing wife, Gail. I have a masters in Organizational Leadership (think half theology, half leadership) and am a certified Crossfit Trainer.


Leanne Pethrick - Executive Pastor

Hi my name is Leanne. Coming from Australia, some people say I talk ‘funny’ (they don’t realize it’s actually them!) Crossroads became my new church home 10 years ago when my husband, 3 daughters and I, relocated to Connecticut. I love ‘to do’ lists and helping behind the scenes. It makes me so happy to see ideas and plans come together. I will hangout with you on the tennis court or in the kitchen anytime.

Ben Wang - Worship Director

Hi there! My name is Ben, and music has always been an important part of my life, ever since I started playing the violin when I was four years old. I began leading musical worship in my high school youth group, and it was at a retreat where I realized that my joy in leading worship came from seeing everyone give God all the glory, honor and praise. Since then I’ve always been involved in worship teams, in one form or another, whether it’s up on stage or behind the scenes. I married my wife in 2015 and we love to worship together! We long to see whole communities and families changed by the love of Christ! I also work part time during the week as a physical therapist :)

Rachel Seferian - Children's Ministries Director

Hey there, I'm Rachel! I came to Crossroads in 2015 after marrying my husband, John. I have always loved working with children - it is why I went to school to be a teacher. Prior to following God's call to be the director of Children's Ministries for Crossroads, I worked as an elementary special education teacher. In addition to being the director of Children's Ministries, I am a full time mama to two awesome little girls - Hannah and Aly. In my spare time (what's that?) I like to do arts and crafts.

Ministry Leaders

John Seferian - Director of Student Ministries

My name is John and I started attending Crossroads when I was in High School. Sometime around then someone teased me about my facial hair and my nickname has been "Scruff" ever since. I am currently a full time PE Teacher in Norwalk and recently graduated with a Masters in Apologetics. I have an amazing wife Rachel, a crazy toddler Hannah, and a very fun 18 month old named Aly. Our family loves teenagers and wants to see them become fully devoted followers of Jesus

Gail Kay - Connections Coordinator

My name is Gail Kay. I started attending Crossroads in 1998 as a young mom. Throughout the years, the Crossroads family has pulled me closer to Jesus amidst all the craziness of parenting, working full time and the business of this life! I love helping people get connected at Crossroads and find the right next steps to engage fully in our community.  I am blessed to work for the Trumbull school system as a speech-language pathologist, love to be out in nature and enjoy building projects of all kinds.

Elders

Stacee George, Kevin Kiernan, and Tom Kay