CrossFire Assembly Staff & Leaders

  • Sandra Gittens
    Children and Youth Ministries 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.

  • 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, choirs and conducting. 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.

  • 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 bring the giftings God has blessed them with to serve the Lord. They reside in a suburb of the Twin Cities with their 2 cats.

  • Lyn Diekman

    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 51 years and currently reside in the suburbs of the Twin Cities.