Church StAFF

Through love serve one another. 

Galatians 5:13

  • John Pavlica


    Pastor John has served in ministry for over 20 years. Ordained with the C&MA, he is gifted at connecting with people, building relationships and leading many toward Jesus. His leadership skills continuously equip the church to grow in faith. Part of his ministry includes teaching in the local school district. He's traveled around the United States and served short term in other nations as well. Pastor John and his wife Jennifer have been married for over 25 years. They have 4 children.


  • Barbara ARNDT


    Barbara (Barb) Arndt has served at the church secretary since 2012. Barb resides in Sturgeon with her husband, Kevin. She is the mother of 3 children. She is a great administrative asset to our church staff! Her outgoing personality and warm smile make you feel welcome and loved. 


  • Lisa Fanning

    worship leader

    Originally from Eastern Pennsylvania, Lisa grew up as a pastor's kid in  Philadelphia. After moving to Pittsburgh in 1982, Lisa spent much of her adult life serving in music and youth ministries. She has been a member of Cross Connections Alliance Church since 2005,  serving as Worship Leader for over 10 years. Lisa also led our Women's Ministry from 2009-2016. Lisa and her husband Jack have been happily married since 1983 and have three adult children.

  • Jack Fanning

    Media Lead & Head Trustee

    Jack Fanning has been our media lead for over 12 years and has brought a high level of professionalism to all we do! He has trained young people to work alongside him in our media ministries, and recently hired an intern, Joshua Pavlica, who works alongside Jack in producing high quality professional media. 


    Our Worship Team includes Bob Stewart (percussion), Alice McWreath (vocals), Lisa Fanning (vocals and acoustic guitar), and Bill McWreath (vocals and keys). Some have said that their music ministry, leading people into the presence of Jesus, is one of the area's best kept secrets. Their humble service to Christ and His church, along with their professional musical abilities, makes our worship experience at Cross Connections a glorious encounter with God.