Lead Pastor

David N. Rutherford is the Senior Pastor at CrossCity Christian Church in Fresno, California. Before coming to CrossCity in 1995, he had successful ministries in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, and Southern California. David is a graduate of Ozark Christian College where he met and married his wife, Suanne Siemens of Grove, Oklahoma. They have two sons, Drew and Zach.


Jeremy Vanderlinden

Executive Pastor

Brent Deffenbacher

Discipleship & Teaching Pastor

Mike Ward

Ministry Director of Operations, Athletics, Security

Jimmy Corrao

Pastor of Worship & Technology

Jaime Swayne

Next Gen Director

Scott MacNeil

Student Ministries Pastor

Keith McCann

Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader

Robin Phanco

Communications & Graphic Design Director

Mike Osborne

Life Groups & Couples Pastor

Kelli Crough

Life Groups & Women’s Director

Steve Whitney

Life Groups & Mens Pastor

Trevor Morgan

Worship Director

Tom Scott

Worship Leader

Jim Corrao

Missions Pastor

Jake Watkins

High School Ministry Leader & Student Worship Leader

Keaton Baker

Jr High Ministry Leader

Lisa Barham

Children's Director

Jill Osborne

Elementary Director

Shiny Corrao

Preschool Ministry Director

Suzanne Arnold

Nursery Director

Jennifer Cummings

Frappe House Manager

Joe Gustafson

Guest Services Director

Scott Reinemeyer

Care Director

David Reynolds

Pastor of the Second Half

Dean Rutherford

Pastor Emeritus - Retired

Jason LeFaive

Visalia Campus Pastor


Charlotte Martinez

Executive Assistant to Lead Pastor

Carole Bowers

Assistant to Executive Pastor

Heather Gonzalez

Office Manager

Jessica Melillo


Michelle Ackley

Assistant to Discipleship & Teaching Pastor

Tracy Swan

Finance Bookkeeper

Melinda Graff

Assistant Bookkeeper

Lizz Moreno

Missions Ministry Coordinator

Dawn Ratzlaff

Assistant to Operations Director

Adolfo Silva

IT Administrator

Jenny Alexander

Worship & Tech Assistant

Jake Sharpe

Video Director

Matthew Green

Graphic Designer

Valentine Vaipan

Reprographics Technician

Paula Heidrich

Food Service Coordinator

Darlene Skidmore

Nursery/Toddler Coordinator

Tim Tripp

Lead Operations Tech

Alexis Brooks

Mid Week Childcare Coordinator

Claude Sarabia

Security Team Leader

Daisha Fowlks

Next Gen Assistant

Peter Allwine

Tech Assistant

CrossCity Christian Church Elder Board