Staff & Ministry Leaders

Kevin Tremper

Lead Pastor

Pastor Kevin is a Norfolk native and has been married to his wife Lauren since 2002. They have 5 kids together and are strong advocates for adoption. They attended college at ODU and served on the mission field in Venezuela for 2 years before helping relaunch CrossRoads Church in 2005.  They have a heart and passion for the city of Norfolk. Kevin is attending seminary at Southeastern Theological Seminary and serves on multiple boards throughout the city – the University Chaplains Association at ODU, The Globe House at ODU, and Renaissance Movement Music just to name a few.  He has a passion for people and is a community gatherer that leads multiple networking groups.  

Hannah Lacks

Children's Director

Hannah grew up in Midlothian, VA. She went to Virginia Wesleyan College class of 2019 with a BS in Religious Studies and Psychology. Throughout college, Hannah led Younglife and Wyldlife in Norfolk, Va. Along with finding a love and passion for working with young adults with disabilities. After college, Hannah worked at a preschool for two years and felt like God was calling her to Children's Ministry. Hannah believes that kids need Jesus just as much as anyone else and she can’t wait to watch the kids at Crossroads Church grow in their faith and love for Christ. On October 9th, Hannah married to her best friend, Josh Lacks. 

Matt "Chiffy" Chiffolo

Youth and Outreach Director

Matt Chiffolo was born in Montgomery, AL and grew up in Richmond, VA. He attended Old Dominion University and graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and two minors in Religious Studies and Public Service. Through his time at ODU, Matt volunteered heavily with the Young Life program in Norfolk and helped lead in many capacities. He was also CrossRoads’ very first intern, which launched the program we now have today. After graduating, Matt was employed with Young Life in Maryland for two years where he built connections with students and leaders within the community and started ministry from the ground up. In 2019, him and his wife, Kristen, got married and felt God calling them to Norfolk. Matt and Kristen answered that call and he joined the CRC Staff team in July 2021. He is passionate about growing the Kingdom of God through students and showing them the One who’s changed his life. *Fun fact Chiffy is a nickname Matt earned in middle school from his band teacher and it has stuck with him ever since. Call him Chiffy

Nigel Anderson

Creative Visionary

Nigel “Legin” Anderson is a proud family man, hip hop artist and speaker who shares how the reconciliation of the gospel triumphed over his fatherless background to restore his future.  On stage, Nigel goes by Legin, Nigel spelled backwards, meaning that Christ reversed his life completely.  He has traveled the U.S, U.K. and Africa doing concerts, missions and speaking. Nigel has attended CrossRoads Church since 2013 where he serves as Creative Visionary and works closely with Pastor Kevin on messaging and more for the church.  He is also on the preaching team and speaks monthly. Nigel, his wife Tia, and their two children, reside in Norfolk, VA.  

Seth Peterson

Discipleship Pastor Interim

Pastor Seth grew up in Lake City, Florida. His wife, Cassie formerly served as the children’s minister at CrossRoads. They have a daughter named Selah, and are expecting another baby due in August!  Seth attended Liberty University to become an international missions lawyer by graduating with a B.A in Pre-law 14’ and obtaining a M.A. in Pastoral Counseling 15’.  However, God would ultimately lead Seth into full-time ministry where he has served as a Senior Pastor, Family Pastor, Youth Pastor, and now, Discipleship Pastor. Seth graduated with an M.Div. in Chaplaincy and most recently, a Ph.D. in Ministry Leadership 23’ from Liberty University. He is a speaker, author, podcaster, and passionate follower of Jesus. Seth plans to enter into the United States Armed Forces as a Captain in the capacity of Air Force Chaplain starting in October.

Ministry Leaders

Josh Lacks

Homeless Ministry Leader

Ministry Partners

Lauren Tremper

Community Engagement Coordinator at Virginia's Kids Belong

Lauren  has been an advocate for vulnerable children and families in Virginia since 2012.  She and her family have their own foster care journey that eventually added two more children to the family through adoption, which makes a total of five kids!
After finalizing their first adoption, Lauren saw a huge need for awareness and greater access to resources for foster families in the Hampton Roads region and began building a network to help.

Lauren finds great joy in connecting parents, faith communities, and child welfare professionals with valuable resources and meaningful community while they serve the most vulnerable of our population.  

If you are connected with a faith community, a business owner, child welfare professional, or local nonprofit supporting foster families in Hampton Roads or Virginia Beach and would like to connect with Lauren please email her at lauren@vakidsbelong.org.

Hope Mills

Co-Founder of Foreign Soils

Hope grew up overseas and believes that everyone needs a chance to hear the Good News about Jesus at least once in their lifetime. While visiting a CrossRoads military wife whose family had been stationed overseas, Hope was amazed at the opportunities for military wives to share the love of Christ with local people who had never experienced it before. From there, Hope co-founded Foreign Soils to mobilize and inspire military wives to create a legacy of loving like Jesus by sharing His love & truth with unreached people groups. Check out their website at foreignsoils.com

Katie Anderson

Norfolk Young Life

Katie is the college liaison for the church and on full time staff with Young Life, doing ministry at ODU. She is married to Gordon and has lived in Norfolk for 8 years. She loves grabbing a Chai Tea Latte with college students and going on fun adventures with her husband and friends. 


Kevin Tremper

Lead Pastor & Elder

Michael Stemler

Elder Chair

Shawn Melton


Paul Mullan


Greg Johnston