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OUR LEADERSHIP

At Journey’s Crossing we believe that the best way to reach out to our world and care for the members of this community is through the ongoing development of leaders. Leaders at Journey’s Crossing are gifted men and women who are committed to the Mission, Vision and Values of Journey’s Crossing and to the spiritual, emotional and physical care of the people that God has placed in their team or group. Click here to download our Leadership Application.

Journey's Crossing Staff Team

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Mark Wilkinson

Lead Pastor

Darin Brown

Outreach Pastor

Bill Wilkinson

Creative Arts Pastor

Joy Corpuz

Communications & Graphic Design Assistant

Jeff Weldon

Children's Pastor

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Heather Henderson

Associate Pastor

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Suzanne Obloy

Financial Assistant

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  • 301-963-9250 ext 106
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  • 12900 Cloverleaf Center Drive Germantown, Maryland. 20874

Mark Wilkinson

Lead Pastor

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Barbara Wilkinson

Connections Pastor

Born in the small town of Flora, Illinois, and grew up as a missionary kid in Zimbabwe, Africa and Takaka, New Zealand. I committed my life to following Jesus at the age of 9, dedicated my life to Christian service at the age of 15, and have been serving in ministry ever since both willingly and along the way reluctantly. I currently serve as Community Pastor at Journey’s Crossing Church in Germantown, Maryland and previously served as Children’s Director at Journey’s Crossing, and Christ’s Church in Guilderland, NY. Since 1990, I have been involved in the planting of two churches and to my surprise I am alive to tell the story! I don’t believe any of it would have been possible without a grandmother who prayed for me every day of her life, and a father and mother who continue that daily petition for God’s blessing and protection over me and my family. Graduated from Cincinnati Christian Seminary in 1984 with a B.S. degree in Christian Education, graduated Nelson Polytechnical Institute in 1980 with Secretarial Certificate. Most notable achievements are at best ordinary. I am passionate about people and helping them persevere through life’s daily challenges. I am devoted to my husband of 32 years, Mark, and am deeply grateful for our four wonderful daughters, three son-in-laws and two amazing grandchildren. Lest anyone think “she’s got it all together” please note that I have been lost far more times than I can count. My husband has suffered with chronic pain for the last fifteen years and it breaks my heart. I get lost in my roles as wife, “the pastor’s wife”, daughter, mother, sister, aunt, mother-in-law, leader, pastor, mentor, cleaner, cook, garden keeper, coach, and friend. It’s a lot! But this is the fight I signed up for a long time ago, and I’m in it to win! Someone once asked me if I would ever “grow up,” meaning outgrow my child-like love to play, laugh hysterically, and enjoy life. Definitely not. Sure, life has drained some of my spunk, but I want to enjoy life fully, live it purposefully, and die empty (used up). I believe the Bible is a series of love notes from God that dramatically change my life. I enjoy spending daily time in His Word and in prayer in order to develop a deep, personal friendship with Him. I have prayed ridiculous prayers and seen God's outrageous love poured in and around my life! Thus, my greatest aspiration is simply to be more like Jesus every day. I aspire to “spiritually grandparent” as many as God brings, constantly birthing disciple-makers who reproduce and equip other healthy Christ followers who do the same. Is that not the mission to which Christ has called each of us? I pray that God will use my effort to encourage and inspire you to join this exciting and joy-filled journey.

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Darin Brown

Outreach Pastor

Darin grew up in rural Missouri and graduated from Ozark Christian College. He married way over his head and has two adult daughters. He fashions himself as a crappie fishing expert and enjoys watching sports where he roots for the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Baseball Cardinals. At Journey's Crossing Darin enjoys leading our short term mission trips, helping people on their journey to find and follow Jesus, creating opportunities for people to participate in local outreach projects which serve the poor and being on the Sunday morning speaking team. On many Friday nights you can find him and his wife enjoying carna asada at their favorite restaurant Uncle Julios.

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Scott Velasquez

Youth Pastor

Scott has been doing youth ministry for a minute. After graduating from Cincinnati Christian University, he’s served in NY and since 2008 as the Youth Guy at Journey's Crossing. It's one of his favorite things to see students discovering what God's made them to do and to help adults figure out the best ways to serve students on that journey (he also looooves a good game of 9-square). He's pretty crazy about his wife, Leah, who he married in '95, and he's proud to be 'dad' to Hannah, Ellie, and Julia (annnd their Terrier/Chihuahua, 'Panda' is super cute). Growing up on Long Island explains Scott’s loyalty to all NY sports teams and, while he abandoned his dream of playing for the Knicks a long time ago, between youth meetings, he loves draining 3s on fools who don't respect the outside game (and spending time with family and friends :-)).

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Bill Wilkinson

Creative Arts Pastor

Bill grew up as a missionary kid in Japan and central Ohio. From a young age, he developed a love for music and started playing guitar when he was 13 years old. As a teenager he had an obsession with Rock and Roll and the Blues. His favorite artists included Led Zeppelin, Rush, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Ray Vaughn and many more. His taste in music has evolved over the years and he now enjoys music from many genres. Not only does he love music but in recent years has developed a passion for hockey. His favorite team is the Washington Capitals or any team that beats the Pittsburgh Penguins. He graduated from Cincinnati Christian University and married the girl of his dreams, Kristen Wilkinson. They have three teenage daughters Rebecca, Brooklyn and Elizabeth and a house full of pets. At Journey’s Crossing, Bill helps create and produce our Sunday services. One of the many things he enjoys includes organizing talented musicians and artists and helping them use their gifts to serve and lead others in worship.

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Joy Corpuz

Communications & Graphic Design Assistant

Joy grew up in the Philippines and came to the United States in 2004. She is married to Christian, and mommy to Abby, Cailey and Mason. She loves to sing, cook and believe it or not, tinker. She's the one to ask if you are looking for power tools. Joy's an autodidact, if there's a tutorial available, she'll eventually figure it out. She started out as a volunteer back in 2015 and joined the staff same year. Aside from graphic design, she also handles the print, web and social media communications for Journey's Crossing. On Sundays, you'll either see her singing with the worship team, taking photographs, or organizing potlucks. "I don't mean that I am exactly what God wants me to be. I have not yet reached that goal. But I continue trying to reach it and make it mine. That's what Christ Jesus wants me to do. It is the reason He made me His." Philippians 3:12

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Jeff Weldon

Children's Pastor

Jeff is originally from Michigan, and after living most recently in Minnesota, relocated to Maryland in 2017, where he is seriously thinking about giving out lessons on driving in the snow. He holds a degree in music from Western Michigan University, and a Masters in Children's & Family Ministry from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN. In 2000 he was married to Brooke, and all 5 of their children (Anne, Emma, Hadassah, Julia & Caleb) are attending great MCPS schools in Clarksburg. In his free time, you can find Jeff watching Detroit sports teams, and playing nerdy board games with lots & lots of little wooden pieces. He really believes the Lions will play in a Super Bowl in his lifetime, and is proud that he can still beat his teenagers at MarioKart ... at least some of the time.

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Heather Henderson

Associate Pastor

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Suzanne Obloy

Financial Assistant

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COACHES, LEADERS & APPRENTICES

Every Leader at Journey’s Crossing is assigned to a Coach who is committed to praying for and caring for a specified group of Leaders and every Leader is challenged to recruit and care for an Apprentice Leader so that ministry and outreach through Journey’s Crossing will continue to reproduce and multiply.

Our commitment is that every team and group at Journey’s Crossing will have a Coach, Leader and Apprentice Leader, providing care, support and guidance.

Leadership Community

These Coaches, Leaders and Apprentice Leaders form our Leadership Community. About once a quarter, the Leadership Community gathers for leadership training, prayer, worship and fellowship.

Together we dream, pray, grow and encourage each other as we move forward in God’s mission and vision for our church. Often specific ministries will huddle in smaller groups to focus on the unique decisions and dreams of their area of attention.

Leadership Council

The Leadership Council meets monthly to work closely with the Lead Pastor to oversee the ministries of Journey’s Crossing. While the Lead Pastor directly oversees the day to day operations and the staff at Journey’s Crossing, the Leadership Council exists to provide ongoing support, financial review, spiritual accountability and long-term alignment with our mission, vision and values.

This Council is made up of a combination of lay volunteers, and paid staff. All members of this council are appointed to this position by the Lead Pastor and the existing Council and must meet all the expectations of a Member and Leader and at Journey’s Crossing. These men and women share a high commitment to the mission, vision and values of Journey’s Crossing, have faithfully demonstrated Christ-like character and servanthood in ministry and are chosen for their giftedness, example and needs of the church.