CROSSROADS' lead Team


We have a passion for people, our town and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by our desire to  chase after Jesus as hard as we can. We do this in the ways that He has uniquely equipped us as individuals and a team. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.





  • 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. Never a dull moment at home either. I have two sons, Jake 20 and Jared 17, 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, director of Operations and Outreach

    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 8 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.



  • Marvin Mcnew - Worship Director

    Marvin comes to Crossroads from the Midwest, bringing with him a heart for Jesus, a passion for worship, and humor as dry as the desert. A graduate of Huntington University with a Bachelors of Music and a Masters of Education, along with post grad work in Worship Studies from Liberty University, he values biblical teaching and authentic worship. Marvin is married to Aimee and they have two boys Harry (2015) and Hudson (2018). Some of his favorites outside of his family are the Chicago Cubs, Crowder music, and playing the saxophone.

  • Rachel Seferian, director of Children's Ministries

    My name is Rachel. I came to Crossroads in 2015 after marrying my husband, John. I love working with children and youth, especially my daughter, Hannah. Before following God’s call to be the director of kids’ ministry for Crossroads, I was a special education teacher and volunteered with the middle school ministry. I am excited to continue working with the middle schoolers while also leading KidsRoads and raising our crazy munchkin.



  • 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 I am taking online seminary classes. I have an amazing wife Rachel and a crazy toddler Hannah. Our family loves teenagers and wants to see them become fully devoted followers of Jesus



  • Gail Kay - Connections Coordinator


  • Rich and Heidi Joy - Founders

    In the early 1990’s we felt the stirrings of the Holy Spirit leading us to start a new kind of church in our area.  Where community was based on real relationships with God and with each other. Where believers could grow in their faith as they sharpened one another, and where spiritual seekers were welcomed and the truths of Christianity were clearly explained.  A church where genuine worship reflected current music styles, where the arts were integrated and change was embraced. In 1993, along with a group of 14 others, we planted Crossroads. Over the years we have seen people come to faith, rediscover faith in Jesus, grow in steady next steps – all in the context of authentic community.    We’re so thankful that God allowed us to be part of the Crossroads story! And once again in 2018 we began to feel the stirrings of the Spirit to do a new thing. Taking what we’ve learned about serving the church in healthy ways, we have launched a new ministry called “Breathe” - helping pastors and spouses to live whole, well-balanced lives.  You can check out what we’re doing at breatheministry.net