Our Preaching Elder is Chuck Nelson. He has been with The Cross | Erie since it's inception. Before coming to The Cross | Erie, he served as Director of Ministries at a church in the suburbs of Erie, Director of Elementary Ministry at a church in Missouri. Chuck has a BA in Religion from Lindenwood University and a Masters of Divinity from Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He has done adjunct work in the Religion Department at Mercyhurst University as well as other speaking at conferences usually in regards to urban ministry, poverty and addictions, and church planting. He has been married to Betsy since '07 and has two daughters, Lydia Grace and Sophia Faith. His favorite hobbies are reading, going to restaurants, and wrestling.
Bob Doerr is our Worship Elder, he too has been with The Cross | Erie since our inception. Bob works at Erie Sand and Gravel, while also playing guitar for Midnight Jacks. He had previously led worship at other churches around Erie and gets credit for almost all of our original music and the updates to historic hymns. He and his wife Candace ('02) have three children, Robbie, Isla, and Everett. He enjoys the music of Pedro the Lion, Rocket from the Crypt, The Cure, and Social Distortion.