staff at cross church

  • Alan Duncalfe - Lead Pastor

    Alan and Gloria, with their family, have been dedicated to serving Cross Church for over 20 years. Their passion is to help people discover Christ and lead them into a dynamic relationship with Him.  In their spare time, they enjoy heading out to Banff to hike in the mountains. Matthew 6:33, Romans 12:2


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    Contact: alan@crosschurch.ca

  • Janet chau - Manager of operations

    Janet has been attending Cross Church since 1997 and started volunteering full-time at the church in 2015 when she retired from IBM after 27 years of service. Volunteering turned into a paid position and she now manages special projects at the church and is also the Office Director. Janet has happily been married for 18 years to her husband Denny; they love traveling and spending time at their cottage with their cat Nono.


    Contact: janet@crosschurch.ca

  • Chris zielke - discipleship pastor

    Chris joined our team in 2013, moving back to Winnipeg from Alberta. He serves as our Discipleship Pastor. He and his wife, Charlene have 3 wonderful children: Lauren, Michael, and Samuel. In Alberta, Chris worked for 8 years with Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child before jumping at the chance to move home to be closer to his and Charlene's families, and to work beside his great friend and mentor, Pastor Alan.


    Contact: chris@crosschurch.ca

  • Carolyn O'Neill - Children's ministry director

    Carolyn oversees all ministries relating to children from birth til they head off to Transit in grade 6. She spent 32 years teaching in Winnipeg, joining our staff after retiring, and is a lifelong attender of Cross Church. Carolyn and her husband, Barry have 2 adult children.


    Contact: carolyn@crosschurch.ca

  • Blake Unger - Youth Pastor

    Blake has been a part of the Cross Church team since May of 2017. He graduated from Vanguard College with a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies and is passionate about walking alongside people as they encounter the love and grace of Jesus. In his spare time, Blake enjoys working out, travelling, playing board games, and having a good conversation over a hot cup of coffee.


    Contact: blake@crosschurch.ca

  • Heather Thunder - Office Director

    Heather has been part of the staff team since 2012. Her sharp administrative skills and eye for detail help keep all of the trains running on time here at the office! Heather is married to Andrew, a former staff member and a recent Masters of Business Administration graduate. Heather and Andrew have a son, Micah.


    Contact: heather@crosschurch.ca

  • Terrin ramsey - media director

    Terrin is no stranger to Cross Church. Over the years, she's held more job titles here than anyone else on staff! She currently works as our Media Director, keeping all of our digital spaces and communicating to our congregation and community through print, graphics and social media. She and her husband Brett have 2 children, Casey and Leo.


    Contact: terrin@crosschurch.ca

  • Nick Duncalfe - intern

    After a year abroad volunteering in Israel, Nick joined our staff as our intern and is helping out in many ministerial and practical ways, namely his time spent leading our Transit Ministry for Junior High students. Nick loves classical music and playing the piano.


    Contact: nick@crosschurch.ca