Our Leaders

Kevin Diederich

Lead Pastor

Role: Kevin’s role is to oversee the direction of the whole church and bring leadership to each of the areas of ministry. He is the primary communicator for our Sunday services.
Email: kevin@seelifespoint.com
Birthplace: Aurora, Illinois
Family: Married to Carrie, son – Levi, daughter – Hannah
Education: B.A. Sociology; Global University
Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God

Carrie and I have been with Crossroads since June of 2010. During that time we have seen the church grow in some amazing ways. We are blessed to be here. I have been a pastor since 1994 and have been in many different roles. I have been a youth pastor, worship pastor, associate pastor and even been a church planter. We have a son named, Levi and a baby girl named, Hannah.

Casey Coveny

IMG_0011Student Pastor

Role: Casey’s role is to guide Jr and Sr High level students toward a deeper connection with God and help them become more involved in the Great Commission.
Email: Pcaseycoveny@gmail.com
Birthplace: Plainfield, Illinois
Family: Married to Martha, daughter – Saydi, son – Judah
Education: Global University

I love Pizza and Steak. I grew up home schooled, moved around a lot, traveled. Started ministry work in 6th grade helping within the nursery. It was during high school that I felt a calling for Jr and Sr high level students. I enjoy all sports but mostly Baseball and Basketball (Cardinals and Mavericks). God has blessed me with an amazing family and has blessed me greatly with the opportunity of a lifetime to be the youth pastor at Crossroads.

Paul Melidona

Worship Pastor

Role: Paul’s role is to lead our congregation in expressions of meaningful, musical worship unto the Lord. As God reveals Himself to us in the various parts of our worship service, we respond with praise, adoration and surrender of our lives to Him.
Email: pmelidona@bhsd228.com
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio
Family: Married to Franca, daughter – Myriam, son – Joel
Education:BA Northwest University, MM Youngstown State University, DWS Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God

I love my family and enjoy taking road trips with them, meeting new people, and hearing new worship songs. I especially love teaching music students of all ages, playing musical instruments and singing. Pizza is my favorite food group, and Italian cuisine is my favorite, though I really love Mexican and Chinese food, too. I am blessed to be serving in worship ministry at Crossroads Church. God has great things in store for His people as we keep our hearts open to Him.