Lead Pastor
  • Pastor Erik P. Vagen has a strong passion for outreach and equipping all people to use their God-given talents for serving others in South Jersey and around the world.
  • Erik graduated from The College of New Jersey with a double major in English and Education in 2002.
  • Ministry experience includes: youth pastor and young adults pastor at Fellowship Alliance Chapel, Young Adult Director for Metro District of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, planting Journey Church in Cherry Hill, Development Pastor at Fervent Church. 
  • Ordained by the Christian and Missionary Alliance in 2010
  • MA of Christian Ministry from Calvary Baptist Seminary in Lansdale, PA in 2010
  • Co-founded the South Jersey chapter of Serve the City– a movement that raises volunteerism, building bridges between needs and resources as people come together for transformation.
  • Started the Pastoral Leadership School, which prepares men and women with the head knowledge, heart approach, and hands-on skills required to serve in ministry in our society today.
  • The Vagen family are grateful for God calling them to the Crossroads church family. We believe God is doing amazing things as this church family helps people find truth in everyday life.

Two verses that have shaped Erik’s life and ministry are Matthew 4:19 and Romans 6:23:

“Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” -Jesus Christ
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 6:23

Elders Team

We are lead by a team of elders that is responsible for the vision of the church and governance (1 Timothy 3:1-7). Each elder has an area of responsibility and oversight. "Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you..." 1 Peter 5:2

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Jim Mather
  • Elder, Global Missions, Assistant Pastoral Care
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Ryan Gager
  • Elder, Finances
Paul s
Paul Short
  • Elder, Generations, Life Group Leader: Sundays
Stahre
Brian Stahre
  • Elder, Local Outreach, Life Group Leader: Wednesdays
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Erik Vagen
  • Lead Pastor, Elder, Life Group Leader: Thursdays

Staff

Supporting the Ministries of the Church Family

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Erik Vagen
  • Lead Pastor, Elder, Life Group Leader: Thursdays
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Matt Gardiner
  • Pastoral Intern, Worship Leader, Life Group Leader: Young Families
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Ed Letts
  • Operations Manager, Lead Deacon
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Greg Cappello
  • Communications
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John Van Sant
  • Music Director, Web Security

Deacons

Caring for the Physical Needs of the Church

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Ed Letts
  • Operations Manager, Lead Deacon
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Nancy Ferg
  • Deacon, CrossWalk Team
Ron
Ron Ruilova
  • Deacon, Facilities
Larry
Larry Rutan
  • Deacon, Hospitality
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Tricia Short
  • Deacon, Community Outreach, Speaker

Life Group Leaders

Amber
Amber Gager
  • Youth Life Group Leader
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Matt Gardiner
  • Pastoral Intern, Worship Leader, Life Group Leader: Young Families
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Paul Short
  • Elder, Generations, Life Group Leader: Sundays
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Brian Stahre
  • Elder, Local Outreach, Life Group Leader: Wednesdays
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Dave Taylor
  • Life Group Leader: Sundays
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Erik Vagen
  • Lead Pastor, Elder, Life Group Leader: Thursdays