Meet the Staff

Reverend Zack Martin

Zack-Martin1-150x150I’m Rev. Zack Martin, the senior pastor here at Crossroads UMC.  I’m a native Georgian who has traveled and lived all around the world.  Since becoming ordained in 1999, I served churches in Doraville, Norcross, Dunwoody, Cumming, and now Conyers.  Prior to that I was a missionary in Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines and Lumberton, North Carolina.  I love God and God’s people. I always strive to be relevant and real in all my preaching and teaching. Most people describe my preaching style as a “conversational” style.

Contact: zack.martin@crossroadsumc.net

Mary Lynn Luke, Director of Music Ministries

mary-lynnI am a choral director and pianist in the Conyers area.  I have worked with the Crossroads UMC music program since November 1999.  I commit myself fully to preparing quality music at both our contemporary and traditional services.  I also coordinate our drama ministry so the message comes alive in alternative ways.

Contact: marylynn.luke@crossroadsumc.net

Rachel Blanchett, Youth Program Director

Rachel-Blanchette-PhotoI am the Youth Program Director for Crossroads UMC. I graduated from Grand Valley State University in Michigan in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. I have a passion for working with youth and have worked in outdoor ministry settings for many years before coming to Georgia.

Contact: rachel.blanchette@crossroadsumc.net

Ginger Peek, Director of Children’s Ministries

I was born in Indianapolis, IN. I am married and together we have 5 children and 5 grandchildren. I know sign language and have worked 8 years with special needs children in Pennsylvania’s public schools. I enjoy working with children, crafts, learning and constantly growing in my walk with God. I look forward to working with your children in the many exciting programs that are available here at Crossroads UMC.

Contact: ginger.peek@crossroadsumc.net

Paul Hedges, Praise Band Leader

I am a guitar and drum instructor in the Grayson area, where I live with my wife, Ashlee. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to serve as worship leader for numerous retreats, conferences and events in the metro Atlanta area.  I also write and perform my own original worship and Christian inspirational music. I love working with youth and seeing them grow closer to Christ through uninhibited worship.

Contact: paul.hedges@crossroadsumc.net

Rustie Morris

Rustie-Family-PictureI am truly a Rockdale County native, born and raised in Conyers, GA! I love supporting events that bring awareness to the many forms of Childhood Cancer. My favorite two organizations are CURE and RALLY! I have been happily married for 11 yrs to Chad Morris.

Contact: rustie.morris@crossroadsumc.net