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 girl named, Hannah.

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.

Tamela White

Youth Pastor

Role: Tamela’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: PastorTamWhite@gmail.com
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Family: son –  Justin
Education: M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and B.A.S in Social Science

Tamela White is the Youth Pastor at Crossroads Assembly of God Church. Tamela is an Educator and Minister of the gospel, who has a heart for youth and outreach. Pastor Tamela heard the call and is currently working on her M.Div. at North Park University. When not working or attending school she enjoys a good game of volleyball and visiting art museums.

Laura Martinez-Nunez

Children’s Pastor

Role: Laura’s role is to lead the ministries for our children ages birth to 11 years old and to assist parents in training their kids up in the Lord as they grow in their personal faith.
Email: laura.nunez6@gmail.com
Birthplace: Mexico
Family: Married to Jose, son – Johnny, daughter –  Vanessa, son –  Vidal, daughter –  Jordan, son –  Joey, daughter –  Jayden

My husband, Jose, and I have 6 children and 6 grandchildren. So it is not a surprise that I love children. I have served in both Childrens and Youth Group ministries and love watching the kids grow in their walk with God. I enjoy traveling and playing UNO with my family, nieces, and nephews, especially when I win. It is such a great blessing to be called by God to teach, minister, and serve the wonderful kids at Crossroads Church.