Meredith and her husband Jon are thankful to live and serve in the ELANCO community. Their family includes their two sons, Liam and Landon and their extended family Damien and Hazel. Meredith received her B.A. in Bible and her Masters in Leadership from Lancaster Bible College. She has a passion for seeing communities come together to make a life-changing impact. Meredith and her family love to cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers and spend time together.
Carl Edwards Jr.
Director of Development
Carl was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Therefore, he loves Ravens football and crab cakes. He currently resides in Leola, PA with his wife Mary and their two children, Macklyn and Lincoln. Carl received his B.A. in Bible (2010) and his Masters in Leadership (2018) from Lancaster Bible College. Carl is passionate about coming alongside the community and meeting needs in the name of Jesus. He loves sports, grilling, and spending time with his family.
Director of Human Resources & Operations
Kim and her husband live in the Elanco community. They have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. Their family enjoys spending time together! She is active in her church and enjoys being on the Women’s Ministry Team leading Bible studies and seeing others grow in their faith. Kim and her husband enjoy spending time outside kayaking, walking and gardening. In her spare time, she enjoys playing keyboard, reading and spending time with friends.
Director of Social Services
Joan and her husband David have lived in the ELANCO community for many years. She graduated from HACC and Drexel University and has worked in the same community ever since. She and her husband have four amazing adult children with wonderful spouses. They also have five handsome grandsons, four beautiful granddaughters, and their West Highland Terrier, Lucy. Joan and her husband Dave worship at Petra Church.
Director of Youth Programs
Grant lives in New Holland with his wife Emilie and their two children – Isaiah and Breah. Grant has an undergraduate degree in industrial technology and graphics from Millersville University. Grant has volunteered and worked in the Non-profit Youth Ministry field since 2000. It’s safe to say that Grant has a passion for working with young people and the slightly older people who want to see them grow and experience God’s love. Grant loves sports, video games, learning, visiting new places, and eating good food.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Meghan was born and raised in Chester County, PA and still calls it home today. She graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. Since her graduation, Meghan’s heart has been in the non-profit sector where she’s worked for various organizations. She is passionate about storytelling and using her gifts to encourage others and share the hope and love of Christ. In her free time, Meghan loves playing tennis, enjoying a good cup of coffee, running, going to concerts, and spending time with friends and family. But she especially loves being with her niece, Evelyn! She is honored to be a part of the CrossNet family.
Food & Nutrition Manager
Amy and her family reside in the ELANCO School District. Amy and her husband Scott have three sons, a daughter-in-law, a grandson, and a granddaughter – Tim, Tyler, Titus, Rio, Theo and Alaiyah! Their family worships at Morgantown Community Church. Amy has enjoyed volunteering for various events and programs at CrossNet in the past! Amy has a passion for photography, coffee, yoga, reading, and singing off key.
Case & Resource Manager
Rachel was born and raised in Virginia but currently resides in Lancaster with her husband and puppy. She attended Lancaster Bible College where she received a bachelor’s degree in social work with a major in biblical studies. From an early age, Rachel has always loved helping other people and so it excites her to be able to serve those in the ELANCO community. In her free time, Rachel enjoying helping her husband with his ministry at their church and she is an amazing baker!
Social Services Program Manager
Danielle was born and raised in Lancaster County and currently lives in Ephrata. Danielle earned her bachelor’s in psychology from University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. She has worked with the children of Lancaster and other surrounding counties in foster care and adoption. She also has experience helping people apply for and receive benefits through the state. A few things Danielle enjoys are reading, trying new food and/or coffee places, and spending time with friends, family, and her two cats.
Youth Center Manager
Sarah was born and raised in New York and moved to Lancaster, PA with her family in 2006. Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in entrepreneurship from Millersville University. She began pouring into children and youth’s lives her first year of college in different settings, including the youth ministry at New Beginning’s Evangelistic Church (NBEC) where she congregates today. Sarah also serves as a mentor at NBEC. A few things Sarah will never get tired of in her free time are reading, lifting at the gym, drinking coffee, spending time with loved ones, and some more reading.
Nicki was born and raised in New Holland and enjoys serving the community through CrossNet Ministries. Nicki and her husband, Chad, are blessed with a family of four … Cody and Shiann, Taylor, and Chloe. In her free time, Nicki enjoys laughing with friends and family. She always looks forward to her families annual camping trip to Knoebels and beach trip to North Carolina.
June lives in Leola with her husband Jeff. They have two sons, who are both married, and they have six grandchildren and one foster grandchild. June refers to them as her “grand” blessings and loves spending time with each one! Prior to joining CrossNet, June spent 15 years at Lancaster Bible College working in the Student Accounts Department. June finds joy in serving others and loves being a part of the CrossNet Ministries team! In her free time, she enjoys flower gardening, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Food Programs Assistant
Jodi lives in the Bowmansville area along with her husband Scott. They have three daughters and two granddaughters who they enjoy spending time with. They are thankful to have raised their family in the ELANCO community, and Jodi is honored to serve in the community. Jodi loves coffee, reading, hosting family events, music, podcasts, and meeting new people!
Rosemarie was born and raised in the United Kingdom but currently resides in Lancaster County with her husband, Courtney. She received her bachelor’s degree in bible and education from Cairn University. Rosemarie has a heart for serving others and is gifted in motivating and empowering others to achieve their highest potential. In her spare time, Rosemarie enjoys songwriting, designing, and coordinating styles of clothing, reading novels, and interior decorating. She enjoys traveling and meeting new people and loves building relationships with others.
Family Development Specialist
Ocean Smith moved to New Holland in 2016 from Delaware. She is a mother of two boys, Cameron and Chrisayer Jr., and her Siberian Husky Kovu. Ocean received her associates degree in psychology and her bachelors of science in human development and family studies from Oregon State University. She has had the opportunity to work in the education field for over 11 years and apply her experience to the Parent’s as Teachers Program that CrossNet and Community Action Partnership of Lancaster implemented in the ELANCO community. In her spare time, Ocean enjoys reading, listening to music, having good food, getting outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
Faith resides in Chester County with her husband Rick and their kids, Neave and Lochlann. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in international development. Faith’s passion for serving people has impacted every season of life.Her love for seeing people flourish in life is what has always inspired her work. In her free time, Faith enjoys listening to audiobooks on the rare occasion that she is alone, being near water, and exploring new places.