Reverend Julie Schendel

I’m Rev. Julie Schendel, the senior pastor at Crossroads UMC. Having been ordained since 2010 I have served in churches of various sizes including Covington, Snellville, Vinings, Peachtree Road and more, and have learned valuable lessons from each one. I have served in mission projects around the world such as India, Philippines, Republic of Georgia, Bahamas, Nicaragua, and Honduras, and feel that the more we connect with people from different cultures and backgrounds, the more we can recognize one another as beloved children of God. I love the theology of The United Methodist Church that focuses on grace and inviting everyone to the table.  It is my passion to help people grow in their discipleship with Jesus Christ and learn how to connect with the wider community by sharing the love of Christ with everyone we meet. There is a place for you at Crossroads UMC and we would love to see you in worship!

Contact: julie.schendel@crossroadsumc.net

Mary Lynn Luke, Director of Music Ministries

mary-lynnI have worked with the Crossroads UMC music program since November 1999. I am a choral director and pianist in the Conyers area. I commit myself fully to preparing quality music at both our contemporary and traditional services.  I also coordinate our drama ministry so the message comes alive in alternative ways.

Contact: marylynn.luke@crossroadsumc.net

Ginger Peek, Director of Children’s Ministries

I was born in Indianapolis, IN. I know sign language and have worked 8 years with special needs children in Pennsylvania’s public schools. I enjoy working with children, crafts, learning and constantly growing in my walk with God. I look forward to working with your children in the many exciting programs that are available here at Crossroads UMC.

Contact: spicyinterpreter@gmail.com

Paul Hedges, Praise Band Leader

I am a guitar and drum instructor in the Grayson area, where I live with my wife, Ashlee. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to serve as worship leader for numerous retreats, conferences and events in the metro Atlanta area.  I also write and perform my own original worship and Christian inspirational music. I love working with youth and seeing them grow closer to Christ through uninhibited worship.

Contact: phedges41@gmail.com

Carol Turner, Administrative Assistant

I am a native to Newton County, wife of a Baptist minister, mother and grandmother.  Growing up in the home of a minister, I know the importance of church administration and I have served in that area for many years.  It is my pleasure to serve the staff and the congregation of Crossroads United Methodist Church.

Contact: admin@crossroadsumc.net