Leadership Team

  • Dan ALLEN - ELDER (Staff)

    Dan finished his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree at Moody Bible Institute in 2008, and has served as a full-time vocational pastor at CrossWay since February 2010. One of his greatest passions is equipping God's people to better read God's Word. He and his wife, Danica, have three children: Talitha, Selah and Dupree.


    Contact Dan.


  • Kirk Miller - Elder (Staff)

    Kirk has a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago and a B.A. in Pastoral Studies and Biblical Greek from Maranatha Baptist University. Kirk has been on staff at CrossWay since 2018. His prior experience includes working in the New Journey program at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, pastoring and church planting South City Church (Milwaukee), serving as a theological reference librarian at Rolfing Memorial Library, and camp ministry at Lake Lundgren Bible Camp. Kirk began his ministry at Lake Drive Baptist Church on the far northside of Milwaukee, where he served as both a Youth Leader and Pastoral Intern for eight years. Kirk is passionate about seeing the church be the church -- living out its calling, identity, and mission. Kirk and his wife, Annie, have a daughter, Jubilee, and are expecting another daughter this spring.


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  • Drew Pond - Elder Candidate

    Drew Pond has an M.A. in Biblical Counseling. Prior to joining CrossWay in 2018, Drew served as an elder and co-planter of South City Church. Drew is a coffee enthusiast, and works in upper management for a local coffee company here in Milwaukee. Drew is passionate about seeing Christians live out their faith with authenticity, and wants to help believers wrestle through difficult and sometimes uncomfortable subjects as we seek to give winsome witness to the gospel in unreceptive environments. Drew and his wife, Alicia, are transplants to Milwaukee, originally hailing from Texas. They have two young children, Calvin and Cadence.


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  • Emily Bero - Deaconess

    Emily began attending CrossWay with her husband Kyle in 2011, while they were college students in the Milwaukee area. They are thankful for the hospitality they have received from this local church body over the years (even having lived with several different CrossWay families during times of transition!) and desire to share that same God-glorifying hospitality and service to others. Emily is involved in hospitality ministries, children's ministries and care for new mothers. Emily stays at home with their two daughters, Bethany and Cecilia.


    Contact Emily.


  • Brent & Courtney Bode - Deacons

    One of Courtney and Brent's first dates was attending a worship service at CrossWay and they were married by the church a year later. Courtney and Brent are both Milwaukee-area natives, who desire to see God's Kingdom spread throughout all of the city they love. They both work in health care, with Courtney being a nurse and Brent a physical therapist. They have two young children, Finn and Fiona.


    Contact Brent or Courtney.


  • Mike Piedt - deacon

    Mike is a native of Milwaukee and grew up on the South side. He has attended CrossWay since early 2011, shortly after he was saved by his Lord, Jesus Christ. Mike is thankful for the love and acceptance shown to him by CrossWay and the way we grow together as a body of believers. He enjoys serving others and being an example of God's love. Mike is employed by the Milwaukee Rescue Mission in Kitchen Support Services and he has three grown daughters.


    Contact Mike.