Pastor John Mackall and Michelle Mackall


I have been a follower of Jesus since age 25, and I don’t see that ever changing. I have been blessed with an incredible wife, Michelle, and four awesome children, John, Kyle, Rachel, and Tim. God and my family are my first loves; but I also love football, fishing, biking, swimming, competing in triathlons, skiing, and almost anything outdoors. I desperately want to see others have a relationship with Jesus their creator. And God’s Word still thrills me!



Associate Pastor – Family Ministry.  Our CrossLife Associate Pastor works with our family ministries. 







Carol McGinnis – Administrative Assistant

carol adminI have lived in Maryland since 1974 and fulfilled a successful career as a special education teacher with Prince George’s County Public Schools.  After retiring in 2015, I was looking for where God was leading me.  And, as He so often does,  the opportunity to serve as a part-time Administrative Assistant position at CrossLife became available.  I just had to take it and did so, with the support and encouragement of my husband, Chuck.


Sharon Smith – Finance Administrative Assistant

Sharon SmithI have followed God for 30 plus years!  I am amazed at how much He has taught me through His word and through other people about who He is and who I am; looking forward to many more years of following His way and His passion.  I enjoy special family times like building and racing cardboard boats, and adventure vacations including an eight day bike trip from Pittsburgh, PA, to Washington DC, and eight days of rafting through the Grand Canyon.  My hobbies are reading and quilting.


Patricia Vaughn – Praise Team Ministry Leader

I am grateful to God for transforming my life and opening my eyes and heart to receive the gift of salvation. I’m a new resident of Maryland-hailing from Chicago. I’m grateful that the Lord answered my prayers for a church home here. I feel right at home with my CrossLife Family. I was naturally inclined towards the music ministry, because I have always loved music and singing. I am a freelance travel and spa writer and reviewer. My career background is as a legal professional, but my life’s profession is as an ambassador for Christ.  To God be the glory!



Melinda Hamilton – Audio Visual Team Ministry Leader

Melinda HamiltonI never thought I’d share a title with Paul of Tarsus; nevertheless here I am today, a “servant of Christ, Jesus” (Rom 1).  My passion is serving and my gifting is music.  I’ve shared both passions at CrossLife Community Church since its beginning. God willing, I will continue to proclaim the Gospel through music and service for the rest of my days — even into eternity!


Matthew Eastman – CLYMB Youth Ministry Leader

I began attending CrossLife Community Church at the age of 8.  I have had an active role in the church through Track and Field Camp and CLYMB. I am currently studying Information Systems at UMBC, with a Music minor, and am an active member of the Intervarsity ministry.
I have a real passion for exploring and sharing my faith.  To lead CLYMB is a huge blessing for me. Along with faith, I have a real love for the game of Soccer and for Music. I look forward to all that is in store for me and CLYMB in my time as leader.
 Melissa Brent – Nursery/Preschool Lead


Melissa works as a 5th grade teacher in the Baltimore City School District.  She has a loving heart and a passion for working with young children.  She brings a lot to our table with a wealth of love and caring.




Pastor’s Council

The Pastors Council is one of two leadership groups that help guide the church. This team of people is charged with praying for the church, monitoring the spiritual health of the church, accountability for and of the pastor, guidance, leadership, and direction to the church.

Pastor John Mackall, Larry Eastman, Doug Smith, Melinda Hamilton,  Jonathan Hummel, Tim Hardman, and James Cook.



Board of Trustees

bot 2016The Board of Trustees oversees the financial integrity of the church; as well as physical assets, legal matters, and the budgeting process.

Pastor John, Sharon Smith, Sonja Hardman, Helen Eastman, Mark Taylor, Sandy Cook.