Jeff loves being the pastor of Cross Park Church. Jeff grew up in Conover, NC and attended UNC Chapel Hill and Reformed Theological Seminary. After working with Campus Crusade for Christ for several years and living overseas, Jeff and his wife Trish came to Charlotte in 2010 to start the process of planting Cross Park Church. Jeff and Trish have three girls: Caroline, Claire, and Julia.
Erin was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She holds a Bachelors degree in Sports, Entertainment, and Event Management from Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte, NC and a Masters Degree in Arts Administration from SCAD – Savannah, GA. Erin and her husband, Jon, started attending Cross Park in late 2013. While she is not doing administrative work for Cross Park, she is a stay at home mom. Erin is passionate about adoption, racial justice, and her family.
Polly grew up in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, daughter of SIM missionaries. She attended Taylor University, graduating with a journalism degree, which she has used in the international development industry for 20+ years. Polly is married to Patrick, and they have two boys–Eoin and Finn. The Thatches started attending Cross Park the summer of 2014, when they moved to Charlotte, and are pleased to be at a church that they love.
Katherine was born in Charlotte, NC, and grew up in the Waxhaw area. She and her husband Fitz have two children, Adlai and Wynnie, and a dog named Dewey. Katherine attended UNC-Chapel Hill and is currently studying at Reformed Theological Seminary pursuing a MA in Biblical Studies. She and her family began attending Cross Park Church in May 2021.
Spencer grew up in the foothills of Morganton, NC. He attended Western Carolina University where he studied Parks and Recreation Management, became a Christian through the ministry of Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), and met his lovely wife, Courtney. After finishing their degrees, the two moved to Blacksburg, VA where Spencer worked for RUF at Virginia Tech (Let’s go, Hokies!) and Courtney managed a department of the local Pregnancy Resource Center. Courtney and Spencer have two delightful children. Spencer loves outdoor adventure sports, reading, woodworking, and baking with his family. He is excited to see how the Lord uses him to minister to the youth of Cross Park Church!
Nick and his wife Sarah moved from East Tennessee to Charlotte in July of 2019. For the past two years Nick has worked with RUF at Queens University of Charlotte as a campus ministry intern. Sarah is a registered nurse with Atrium Health. They don’t have children yet, but they do have a little fur baby named Spurgeon. Nick is continuing to work with RUF part-time while he enrolls at RTS Charlotte with plans to receive his Masters in Divinity. After his time at RTS, he would love to be a Campus Minister with RUF. In his free time, Nick is either lifting weights, playing disc golf with David Carter, watching sports, playing sports, or trying a new restaurant with Sarah.