Our Staff

MeredithMeredith Dahl

Executive Director
Meredith and her husband Jon are thankful to live and serve in the Elanco community. Their family includes Damien, Liam and Landon. Meredith received her B.A. in Bible and her Masters in Leadership from Lancaster Bible College. She has a passion for seeing communities coming together to make a life-changing impact. Meredith and her family love to cheer for the Pittsburg Steelers and spend time together.

CarlCarl Edwards Jr.

Youth Center Director
Carl was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Therefore, he loves Ravens football and crab cakes. He is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College (B.A., 2010). Carl is passionate about the gospel and he is also passionate about students. He loves being able to connect with them and encourage them along their faith journey. Carl loves sports, grilling, and spending time with his family. Carl is married to Mary Edwards and he has two children, Macklyn and Lincoln.

Shanice Smith-StarrShanice Smith-Starr

Youth Center Assistant Director
Shanice is from North East, MD. She is currently a student at Lancaster Bible College looking to finish her social work degree in May 2017. She is passionate about playing basketball, eating cereal, and spending time with family and friends. She believes is has been a true privilege to serve and receive her education at Lancaster Bible College. Shanice is excited to continue to serve at CrossNet Ministries and is enjoying walking alongside of students.

JoanJoan Yunginger

Social Services Director
Joan is thankful to have the opportunity to live and serve in the ELANCO community at CrossNet Ministries! God is so good! Joan and her husband are blessed with four adult children, a daughter in law, a son in law, one grandson, two granddaughters (born December 28, 2016) and two dogs, Lucy and Dasher. Joan and her husband Dave are blessed to worship at Petra Church.


Rachel Weaver

Family Development Specialist

Rachel Weaver  attends Christian Fellowship Church in New Holland and has lived in the area her whole life. She attended Lancaster Bible College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Bible. She has previous experience working with children and families in the realm of Child Welfare and looks forward to applying some of that knowledge to the Parent’s as Teachers Program that CrossNet will be implementing in the ELANCO school district. Rachel has been involved with CrossNet through volunteering at the Youth Center and her passion for the ministry has only become stronger since then. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, reading, live theater and British TV shows! 

Amy Marburger

Food & Nutrition Manager
Amy and her husband Scott have three sons, Tim, Tyler, Titus and she can’t forget about her fur baby Duke! Amy and her family reside in the ELANCO School District. Their family worships at Morgantown Community Church. Amy has enjoyed volunteering for various events and programs at CrossNet in the past – especially Power Packs! Amy has a passion for photography, coffee, yoga, reading and singing off key.

Charis PankratzCharis Pankratz

Mentoring & Education Director
Charis Pankratz joined the CrossNet team in August 2015. Charis lives in Lititz with her husband, Haley, and their sons, Simon and Nicholas. They relocated to the Lancaster area in 2014 from Salt Lake City, UT, where they lived for eight years. While there, Charis worked with a nonprofit managing a resource center for homeless youth. Charis was born in Lancaster but spent most of her childhood in Cameroon, Africa with her missionary parents. Her undergraduate degree is in Recreation and Park Management from Penn State. She is thankful for her many experiences overseas and out west, which have shaped her worldview and opened her eyes to God’s heart for the world. Charis loves that her job at CrossNet allows her to connect people with opportunities to love and serve others in their community. Charis and her family spend a lot of time outside and she also loves to run, camp, climb, and eat good food!

Lisa KerstetterLisa Kerstetter

Office Manager
A native of Eastern Lancaster County, Lisa attended Garden Spot High School. Lisa has served in the Navy, various Christian ministries and has been involved in the local church helping with youth ministry for many years. She and her husband Roger have two sons, two daughter-in-laws and three grandchildren all who live in New Holland. Lisa has a love for cooking and entertaining and is always open to share this with family and friends!

Nicole Martin

Office Assistant
Born and raised in New Holland, Nicki is excited about the opportunity to serve the community through CrossNet Ministries.  She and her husband, Chad, have three children, Cody, Taylor and Chloe.  Nicki is active in her church, Evangelical United Methodist Church, and firmly believes that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”