Pastor Juan Marrero
Pastor Juan Marrero has been Executive Director since 2005. He grew up in the neighborhood and attended Second Mennonite Church with his grandmother and mother. The church and Crossroads activities were an important part of his young life, but he gave in to the lure of the street life when a teenager and got caught up in a negative life style. In 2000 when he determined to turn his life around, Crossroads offered him the position of Youth Minister. “They loved me at a time when I was not lovable,” he recalls. He has been here ever since.
Sandra Marrero is the Social Worker, managing the food ministry and giving support to neighbors facing challenges. Though her work is demanding, she thrives on it and connects naturally with the many Spanish-speaking neighbors in Fairhill.
Miss Darlene Mumbauer, of Children’s Ministries, hosts kids’ clubs, 4H club, and provides life skills training. She is at Crossroads 4 – 8 hours a day for children’s activities, baking cookies, and teaching sewing classes. For years she supported herself as a nurse at St Christopher’s Hospital, but her real passion was working with children at Crossroads.
James Muldor, AKA “Mr. T.” The “T” comes from his street name, “True Rebel.”
After some brushes with the law and some prison time, Muldor started attending Christ Centered Church at the invitation of Pastor Ron Muse. Pastor Juan recognized in Muldor the qualities of a leader with integrity and invited him to serve as a youth leader in the 2012 summer camp program. He found joy in that and has become our Youth Leader, bringing his commitment and creativity to youth of Fairhill.
Chaplain Ron Muse
Chaplain Ron Muse, Prison Ministries. As a youth Muse was the leader of a local gang, “High-Class Lunatics,” and he had his own drug hustle at a very young age. But had a powerful encounter with the Risen Lord on a drug corner that transformed his life. In 2009 Muse began volunteering at Crossroads to do prison ministry. Mennonite Central Committee recognized that he was uniquely equipped for this ministry and began supporting him full-time.