Founding Senior Pastor
Senior Executive Pastor
Childrens and Family Pastor
Executive Pastor of Ministries
Director of Adult Ministries and Care
JP Jones Founding Senior Pastor
Rev. JP Jones is the founding Senior Pastor of Crossline Community Church in Laguna Hills, CA. Beginning as a home Bible study of 16 people, Crossline has grown to a congregation of over 2000 in seven years. With an engaging and Biblically challenging teaching style, JP appeals to both seekers and mature believers alike. While providing a place of connection for everyone, Crossline has a decidedly masculine context. JP’s philosophy is that if you reach a man then you reach his whole family. Crossline’s growth has largely been through new believers with over 1300 people making public decisions for Christ in the last seven years. Crossline’s ethos is to love God, love people and have a blast!
JP began his career in College Ministry and served for 11 years as a Campus Director and traveling speaker with Campus Crusade for Christ. For the past 21 years JP has served in Southern California as a local church Pastor. With a vision and passion for the Great Commission, JP has preached the gospel, trained pastors and made disciples all over the world including: Mexico, China, Israel, Malaysia, England, Spain, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, South Africa, India, Italy, Haiti and the Dominical Republic.
Featured as a “Master Teacher” on Zondervan’s best selling DVD small group series, Life Together, JP is a dynamic and articulate Bible teacher. He can be heard daily throughout Southern California and around the world through short wave radio, on his program, Truth that Changes Lives. JP is a graduate of Talbot Seminary where he did both his master’s and doctoral studies. For the past 24 years he has been an Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology at Biola University. JP is the author of the popular DVD small group discipleship studies, Transformed and Livin Large and the soon to be released men’s book, Facing Goliath, by Regal Books. A popular speaker at men’s retreats, student gatherings and couples conferences, JP has been married to his wife Donna for 27 years; JP is the father of three children. A former college athlete, JP enjoys working out, watching Ultimate Fighting and hanging out at the beach with his family.
Greg Munck Senior Executive Pastor
Greg Munck has been our Executive Pastor since the birth of Crossline. He has been married to Kymbry since 1992, and has five children – Noah, Taylor, Micah, Elijah and Ethan. You may recognize his kids from the small and big screen.
Greg went into full time ministry after 10 years as the Asia Pacific Regional Manager of QLogic Corporation, managing over 150 million dollars in sales. Prior to QLogic he served our country in the United States Marine Corps, Greg is a disabled veteran of the Persian Gulf War, and he was combated promoted to Corporal for his actions in Operation Desert Storm. After the war, he volunteered his time as a youth pastor in the Church of the Nazarene, attended Bible College at nights and led Nazarene summer camps in Southern California. Greg did his undergraduate studies at Orange Coast College and at the Nazarene Bible College (AE) in Biblical studies. Greg has coached High School Football since 2001, he loves working out, family time, food, movies and is a closet gamer.
Dean-o Lies Childrens and Family Pastor
Dean-o is our children’s and family Pastor at Crossline. He is married to his wife Karen and has three beautiful daughters – Jordan, Madison and Mackenzie. His energy and creative philosophy of ministry are a blessing to our kids and families.
With an 8-CD discography and 25 years of children’s and youth ministry in tow, Dean-o is also a nationally-recognized leader known for excelling in a dual role as a children’s Pastor and musical evangelist, and has performed at 1,800 churches, schools, camps and festivals such as the Luis Palau, Harvest and Franklin Graham Crusades in which over 11,000 children were saved.
Kenny Luck Executive Pastor of Ministries
Kenny Luck is the Men’s Leadership Pastor. Prior to Crossline he built and led the Men’s Ministry at Saddleback Church. He is an ECPA Platinum Award Winning author who has authored and co-authored 20 books for men which include RISK, DREAM, FIGHT, & SOAR and his latest men’s movement book Sleeping Giant. . As Founder and President of Every Man Ministries, Kenny personally reached millions of men and is spearheading the Sleeping Giant movement which is revolutionizing men’s ministry in the local church, freeing men spiritually, and empowering family health worldwide. Chrissy is his better half and the rest of the clan includes Cara, Ryan, and Jenna. Kenny loves P90x, funk, laughing with family, and ribs.
Lori Marshall Director of Adult Ministries and Care
Lori is the Director of Adult Ministries and Care at Crossline. She has been on staff since Crossline first began and declares this her dream job, because “our staff is the best and nothing compares to watching God at work in people’s lives.”
Lori graduated with a business degree from the University of Southern California and worked at IBM, where she met Chuck. They married in 1983 and hold the record for the longest marriage of all Crossline staff. She transitioned to work full time at home once Chas, Brad and Becca came along and began volunteering at women’s Bible study. Lori’s passion to see women study and apply God’s Word to bring God’s perspective to their everyday lives turned into full time ministry when she became a women’s ministry director in 2003.
Lori enjoys being outdoors… tennis, biking, hiking and basking in the sun. But what she loves most is doing anything or nothing with her family.
Middle School Director
Missions Director - The Global Mission
Student Ministries Coordinator
High School Pastor
Media and Production Manager
Executive Assistant / Office Manager
Prayer Ministry Director
Executive Assistant to the Director of Missions
Women's Studies Director
Children's Programming Director
Worship & Communications Coordinator
Early Childhood Director
Director of Weddings and Memorials
Adult Ministries Coordinator
Ed & Angie
Marriage by God Ministry Administrators
Sarah Aungst Middle School Director
Sarah Aungst is a part of the Crossline Student Ministries (CSM) team. She takes the primary role in ministering to the girls in CSM and also helps in a variety of ways including small groups, speaking, stage design, events, weekend service, volunteer care, and more.
Sarah felt called into Youth Ministry at the young age of 17 and has never looked back. She is a graduate of Biola University, graduating with a degree in Christian Ministries with an Emphasis in Youth as well as a Minor in Biblical Studies. She has been ministering to teens for almost 5 years now and loves ministering to the teens at Crossline Student Ministries.
She loves hiking, cooking, hanging with friends, reading, playing sports, drinking coffee, backpacking, and spending time with family. On her days off you are most likely to find her at a new coffee shop or a new hiking trail.
Rick Braeutigam Facilities Director
Rick crossed the line and gave his life to Christ in 2005 at Crossline’s first Men’s Retreat. After missions experiences in Mexico and Israel with The Global Mission, he dedicated his life to serving Crossline and “the least of these” and joined their volunteer staff in 2009. He’s the Vice President of the Chanje Movement, the ministry’s humanitarian outreach to Haiti, which he helped establish after the devastating earthquake of 2010. Since then he’s led multiple house-building trips to Mexico and relief teams to Haiti. He’s also the owner and operator of Braeutigam Construction since 1998, a residential and commercial construction business. Rick and his wife, Shari, have attended Crossline since the beginning in 2005. His hobbies include camping with his family, fishing and surfing. Rick says that his most enjoyable part of his day is to have quiet time with Shari over a good cup of coffee. They live in San Clemente with their four kids, Heather, Celeste, Samantha and Max.
Dave Brodsky Missions Director - The Global Mission
Dave Brodsky is the founder and president of The Global Mission. Dedicated to forming partnerships for the sake of God’s Kingdom, Dave launched the Chanje Movement in 2010, and more recently created and serves as CEO for MissionsRace and MissionsFestival. He also serves on the elder board for Crossline Church.
In his own words: “Jesus rescued me from suicide at age 18 and transformed my life. Since that moment, there’s never been a purpose in living one day longer if it’s not for Him. God has given me direction and meaning and a fruitful ministry for nearly 25 years bringing the Gospel to those who’ve never heard. My wife Anne and I are raising two awesome boys in Mission Viejo, and have had the privilege of envisioning, equipping and involving followers of Jesus Christ in His Kingdom work in more than 20 countries around the world.”
Visit theglobalmission.org for more information
Kim Brooks Children’s Coordinator
She has worked iwith Dean-o and the Children’s team as the Children’s Coordinator since 2006. She also enjoys working in the Wedding Department as a Reception Venue Coordinator.
Kim and her husband Tim and their 2 children feel incredibly blessed to have been able to call Crossline Church their home since it began in 2005.
Kathleen Clark Administrative Assistant
Kathleen is the Administrative Assistant for Crossline and has been on staff for over four years. She supports all the Crossline ministries and staff and is the coordinator for The Crossline Meals Ministry. You can usually find Kathleen and her husband David hanging out at the Information Table before and after the 9:00 Sunday service. Kathleen and David have five grown children between them.
Meredith Curtis Student Ministries Coordinator
Meredith is the “southern” Student Ministries Coordinator at Crossline Church. She is originally from North Carolina, but has moved several times with her retired Army husband. She and her husband have been married for 21 years. Meredith has 3 precious children (Caroline, Collette, and Jake) that are involved in the Middle School and High School Ministries.
After working in Children’s/Preschool Ministries in Texas for 7 years, Meredith felt a calling to serve in Student Ministries. Meredith enrolled back into college and completed a Degree in Religion with a concentration in Youth Ministries from Liberty University. Meredith feels it is a privilege and an honor to serve our Students!
Meredith loves walking, spending time with her hubby and kiddos, and shopping for the PERFECT lipgloss.
Grant Gunther High School Pastor
Jacob Hart Media and Production Manager
Jacob works in overseeing web development and all things media. He has been serving with Crossline since 2007. He also serves with The Global Mission as a part-time missionary as the Media Director.
Jacob graduated with a BA in Bible with an emphasis in Theology from Moody Bible Institute in 2011. He has been doing cinematography, multimedia, web development and photography on the side for over 10 years. His heart is to be able to reach as many people as possible with the Gospel using media and technology as vehicles of God’s grace.
Audrea Heitzman Childrens Director
Audrea has worked with Dean-o as the Elementary Director since 2012.
In her “spare time,” Audrea loves to garden and cook! Audrea and her husband Robert along with their two children are blessed to be able to call Crossline Church their home since 2006.
Michelle Hilde Executive Assistant / Office Manager
Tony Jonas Prayer Ministry Director
Tony Jonas is our Director of Prayer ministry and ordained minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He leads our Wednesday night bible study and prayer ministry and leads our prayer warriors in visiting the sick and needy. He also is our Division leader and table leader for our First Call Men’s Small Group that meets on Tuesday morning. He co-leads the Thursday morning men’s prayer group with JP.
He is married to his wife Fabiola and has three beautiful children – Violet, Michael, and Diana. He has four grandchildren- Anthony, Elijah, Skylar and Bailey. He has a heart for prayer and loves the Lord passionately. He loves to witness for the Lord and has a heart of encouragement.
Kylie Jones Executive Assistant to the Director of Missions
Donna Jones Women's Studies Director
Rarely does a speaker relate as easily to seekers as with veterans of the faith, but somehow Donna Jones does. Described as “a pro on stage but with the warmth you’d expect from a close girlfriend” Donna is “about as authentic and genuine as they come”. More than a Bible teacher, Donna is a self-described Bible explainer. A colorful storyteller who combines Biblical truth with real-life anecdotes, her messages not only help listeners understand God’s Word but, most importantly, grasp how to live it out in real life.
Donna is funny, engaging, practical and real. “I’m passionate about helping women know, love and follow God in their everyday lives. I deeply want to know, love and follow Him this way myself.”
A sought after national and international speaker, Donna has spoken to women in sixteen states and on four continents. She’s the author of four books, including Seek: A Woman’s Guide to Meeting God and Taming Your Family Zoo. Donna’s been featured in Parents and Better Homes and Gardens magazines and has been on numerous radio and television shows including Focus on the Family, At Home Live, Moody Mid-day and Good Day Dallas. A graduate of UCLA with a degree in Communications, Donna’s spoken for nationally recognized ministries like Proverbs 31 and Hearts at Home and is a member of Advanced Speakers and Writers Association.
Deeply involved in her home church (she and her pastor/hubby planted Crossline Church in 2005) Donna teaches 200 of her best friends in Bible study each week. Her favorite role, though, is wife to JP, her college sweetheart, and mom to their three wildly funny, super passionate, young adult kids whose favorite spot includes sitting on her kitchen counter just to chat. They make their home in sunny southern California.
Jordan Lies Children's Programming Director
Jordan is our Children’s Programming Coordinator. She leads the GAMEDAY 5K/1st grade large group on Sunday mornings, coordinates our children’s Wednesday night Prime Time w/ DEAN-O program, oversees the Spirit Squad volunteer teams and helps design yearly programs such as TVBS and family events.
She is a graduate of California Baptist University with a Bachelors in Liberal Studies. She was on CBU’s competitive cheer leading team for four years and was a part of their 2013 undefeated National Champion team. She has coached both High School and All-Star competitive cheer since 2012.
She has been a member of Crossline since it was started in 2005 and has served at the summer Haiti outreaches every summer since 2012. She has a passion for missions and currently is employed by The Global Mission, focusing on missions in Haiti.
Heather Munck Accountant/Business Manager
Heather is the accountant here at Crossline. She has called Crossline home since it’s inception 2005. She is married to Rob Munck (no not Greg, his brother) and they have three beautiful daughters- Haley, Hannah and Sydney. She previously worked for 15 years in retail management, stayed home a few years with her kids and then joined Crossline’s staff. When outside of the accounting office, Heather stays busy in a community group, women’s bible study and as the Women’s Holiday Boutique vendor coordinator.
Kymbry Munck Worship & Communications Coordinator
Pam Reznicek Early Childhood Director
Pam is the Director of Early Childhood Development at Crossline. She has been married for 25 years and has three amazing daughters. Courtney, a senior at Dana Hills High School will attend Baylor University this year. Brianna and Danielle will be students at Dana Hills this year as well.
She has a servant’s heart and loves interacting with the children and the parents in the Early Childhood Development area. Pam has faithfully served this area for six years. Her heart is devoted to making sure Crossline’s youngest participants come to know Jesus and the difference He can make in their lives.
Visit Pam before church on Sunday mornings. She loves children, and…….she is never at a loss for words!
Gayla Thompson Director of Weddings and Memorials
Gayla is the director of Crossline’s team of wedding and memorial coordinators. She is married to her husband Tim, has one daughter, Tara and a black and white Malti-Chin named Charlie (pistol of a pup)!
Prior to joining the world of weddings, Gayla taught elementary school for the Long Beach Unified School District and continues to substitute teach from time to time. On a day off, you will most likely find her volunteering at her daughter’s high school theatre department as the costume designer-manager.
Guilty pleasure: seasoned steak fries. Extra guilt: a side of Ranch dressing!
Cathryn Wade Adult Ministries Coordinator
Cathryn is married to Jay. They have five grown children between them. She and Jay have both been believers since they were in High School. Cathryn loves all things related to fonts, paper, color, travel, adventure, road biking, escapes with Jay or figuring out how to do anything more efficiently or creatively. Dream job? the one I have now with skydiving as an added activity! Family slogan? “Normal is not the goal!”
Ed & Angie Wright Marriage by God Ministry Administrators
Ed and Angie are partners in every sense of the word. They have been married since 1978, had successful sales careers in real estate since 1979, and have served in ministry together since 1999. Their thriving real estate sales careers led them to be the founders of Regency Real Estate Brokers in 1994, and Legacy Home Loans in 2000, as well as franchising Aviara Real Estate in 2005.
Today they manage a team of real estate agents and play supportive administrative roles in their other companies. Their passion for helping couples grow strong marriages centered in Christ led them to write the Premarital Counseling curriculum for Saddleback Church in 2001. They brought the program to Crossline Church in 2006. In 2012 they wrote a similar couple-to-couple marriage mentoring program entitled, Putting the Happily Into Your Ever After. Both of these curriculums are used by many of the top churches in the world, including Crossline Church and Saddleback Church.
Visit MarriagebyGod.org for more information