NORTH RIVER LEADERS
Elder, North River Campus Pastor
Mark was saved and baptized at the age of 13. He has a passion for evangelism and
seeing others snatched from the fire. Mark joined the Crossroads team as an Elder in
2010. Additionally, he has served as Co-Youth Director, Associate Pastor and now
North River Pastor.
Mark holds a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. He owns
Prichard Consulting and resides in Wintersville, Ohio with his wife Shari, Ministry
Associate at North River. They have 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren.
Ministry Associate, North River
In 2004, Shari joined the staff at Crossroads as Worship Leader and quickly began
teaching Women’s Bible Studies and leading Worship. Today she serves Ministry
Associate at North River overseeing worship, technology, women, and community
Shari accepted Jesus and was baptized at the age of 21 and believes the
personal relationship we have with Jesus is what transforms our lives and is excited to
teach others about God’s love for them.
Shari is also President of Women In The Word Ministries, a non-profit focused on
teaching the Word of God. She has been married to Mark Prichard since 1988. They
have two adult children, and two grandchildren.
Director of Upward Sports
Shawn has been involved in Upward Sports for 15 years, starting as a coach, then
moving to a commissioner, and has been the director for the past six years. Shawn
hopes that Upward plants seeds in area children which will one day draw them to Jesus.
Shawn grew up in the church and was baptized in May of 1985 at The Ohio Valley
Christian Center in Steubenville, Ohio.
Shawn has been married to Jaime for 21 years and has two children: Owen and
Administrative Assistant, North River Campus
Amy served as secretary at the former North River Ave. Christian Church for 12 years.
She has an associate degree in Business Management and has been a secretary for 24
years. Community service is an important part of her life and she has served in
community organizations for 17 years, including Cub Scouts, the Toronto Dickens
Festival through the former Toronto Chamber of Commerce, 4-H Club, Girl Scouts and
she has been the chairperson for the Toys 4 Toronto program for the past 3 years.
She has been married to her husband, John, for 22 years and they have 3 children, 2
grandchildren and 3 dogs. Her passions are faith, family, community, music, gardening,
and her artwork.
Julie joined the Crossroads team in 2007. She was saved at the age of 12 and was
baptized at Crossroads in July of 2006.
Julie has an Associate Degree in Medical Technology from Jefferson Technical College
and a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Wheeling Jesuit
She is married to Elder Curt Artman, and enjoys canning fresh fruits and vegetables
from her garden.
Director of Youth Ministry, North River Campus
Lacey has a fiery passion for teaching the Word of God to our youth. She feels today’s
culture is most difficult on our children and is committed to instilling in them who they
are in Christ.
She was saved and baptized as a small girl, living in Alabama. Then she
was rebaptized as an adult in 2011 at Crossroads Christian Church.
Lacey works as a registered nurse. She has been married to her husband Nathan for 12 years and they have 4 children.
MARK & BECKY PHILLIPS
Directors of Children’s Ministry, North River Campus
The Phillips’ love for God and one another lead them in their service to others. They
both have served for many years in Children’s Ministry and are excited to watch children learn and grown in the Lord. They love meeting new children and their parents.
Mark & Becky have been married for 28 years and have two adult children, Andrew, and Marissa.