Leadership & Staff

The oversight of the church is structured according to the pattern of the churches in the New Testament. A team of elders, led by the senior or lead elder (in our case, the pastor of the church) make unified decisions through regular meeting and participation.

The eldership team is supported by a group of leaders who facilitate various ministries in the church.  These include worship, prayer, discipleship, outreach, youth and children, and administration.  The youth/children ministry is led by a youth director.

Rebecca hyvonen

 Pastor, lead elder

Reverend Rebecca Hyvonen is the ordained pastor of Cross Creek Community Church.  Reverend Hyvonen received her BSN degree from Western Carolina University.  She worked as a critical care nurse in North Carolina and Florida, has served on medical mission teams in Africa, and as a Nurse Educator for Daytona State College.  She received her Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida.  Most importantly, she is a child of God, a wife to Jon, and a mother to Jake and Rachel.

dan wagner

director, children and youth ministries

Dan is a graduate of Spring Arbor University with a double major in Youth Ministries and Biblical Studies.  He also has a minor in Outdoor Recreation.  He has been actively involved in various ministries over the past 13 years  and now has been serving at Cross Creek Community Church for the past 7 years.  Our desire is to create an environment where all the children and youth that come to our church feel more loved than ever before.  We strive to have a safe, caring and loving atmosphere for all who come through our doors.  All are children of the King and that is how we want them to feel.  The desire for the children and youth of the church is for them to know Jesus and know how much He loves them.

Troy Smith

Worship leader

Troy has been involved with music from an early age.  His father was a pastor and they traveled throughout the country providing worship music.  He has been the worship leader at Cross Creek since 2009.

mary ovitt                             

Director, cross creek day school

Mary has been in the early learning field for over 25 years.  She has a passion for teaching that began when her two daughters were young and continues through today.  She has an Associate Degree in Early Education and is a certified VPK Director Level II through the State of Florida.  Watching young minds learn and grow is truly a blessing!

"Train up a child in the way they should go; even when they are old, they will not depart from it."    Proverbs 22:6