Pastor and Leadership

Lyn Diekman
Senior Pastor
Pastor Lyn has many years of ministry experience from working with inner city churches in New York and Chicago, several missions trips to Russia and teaching for local ministries, churches and motivational speaking. He has also served as deacon and elder at past churches. Pastor Lyn has a deep desire to see souls come to Jesus and uses every opportunity he can on a daily basis to reach the lost. He and his wife Ruth have been married for 52 years and currently reside in the suburbs of the Twin Cities.
Amy Nikrad
Worship Ministries Director
Amy is a graduate of North Central University with a degree in Church Music. She has been involved with singing groups, worship teams, and directing choirs. She and her husband Brom enjoy leading the CrossFire family in worship each week and actively working behind the scenes to create and plan ideas for church growth with the leadership team. They have been married for 24 years and have two schnauzers, Barkley and Radar.
Sandra Gittens-Kirior
Kids & Youth Director
Sandra has served in many ministries over the years.  She was heavily involved in her former church in New York from working with children to worship ministries.  God has called her to work with children teaching them all about Jesus and how to follow Him.  She is passionate about serving the Lord in ministry and has played in a key role in growing and leading the children’s ministry at CrossFire. Sandra lives in the metro area with her husband Joseph and 2 children.
Terri Hitt
Administrative Support
Terri has served in many roles in ministry over the years. She has been involved in leadership teams and worship choir. She has a love for people and enjoys reaching out to those who are new to CrossFire and those who are in need. She resides in the Minneapolis area with her husband Rick and two dogs.
Jean Jacques Sinyembo
Bible Study Coordinator
Jean Jacques (JJ) has many years of ministry experience as a pastor and other areas God has called him.  He and his wife Bibiche have a deep desire to serve the Lord in any capacity and a love for teaching and training people how to have a deeper walk with Christ.  They reside in the Twin Cities with their 4 children.
Mark and Melissa Resemius
Nursery Coordinators
Mark and Melissa have been key in establishing and coordinating the nursery program at CrossFire.  They love children and have a passion to see the little ones know more about Jesus while ensuring they are cared for during the service each week.  They have been involved in children’s programs and the technical ministries team.  They live in in the Twin Cities with their  children and pets.
Darla Cullen
Care Outreach Coordinator
Darla has served in various ministries over the years.  She loves people and has a passion to encourage and reach out to show the love of Jesus to those in need.  She and her husband Rick are actively involved in ministry at CrossFire. They reside in the metro area and have 2 children.
Mark Geerdes
Technical Ministries Director
Mark has over two decasdes of experience with live audio, video, and lighting. He was involved with audio recording, live audio, camera, technical director, graphics, video and audio duplication, website creation, and video engineer for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for many years. Mark has served as an Audio Technician, Graphics Technician, Lead Audio Engineer, Director of Technical Ministries, and Computer and Network Engineer at several churches in the Twin Cities including, Wooddale, Grace Church Richfield, Brooklyn Park Evangelical Free Church, Wayzata Free Church, and Edinbrook Church. He and his wife Lisa are actively involved in different ministries within CrossFire and use the giftings God has blessed them with to serve the Lord. They reside in the suburbs of the Twin Cities with their 2 cats.