Staff Team

Rev. Alex Williams

Lead Pastor
 
Alex holds a Bachelors of Science in Sociology and Philosophy from Texas A&M University and a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. A United Methodist by birth, Alex felt called to ministry during high school. Before starting his pastoral ministry career, Alex served many churches working with youth and college students, leading contemporary worship, and working with a non-profit youth mission organization for over 10 years.
 
Alex and Emma met at seminary in Chicago. They have one young son named Henry and a massive goldendoodle dog named Stanley.
 
Alex is passionate about sports, books, movies, music, Chicago deep-dish pizza and cheesecake. Most of all, Alex desires to see the hope of Jesus Christ present in a world full of chaos and violence.

Rev. Emma Williams

Children’s Pastor
 
Emma holds a Bachelors of Arts in Religious Studies from Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana and a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. Emma works full-time as the Center for Leadership Development’s Director of Faith Formation for the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. In this role, Emma trains and supports children and youth ministry professionals, and coordinates events for the children and youth ministries in our conference, which includes about 300 churches. Emma’s work at Cross Way UMC is in addition to her full-time work at the Conference Office.
 
Emma and Alex met at seminary in Chicago. They have one young son named Henry and a massive goldendoodle dog named Stanley.
 
Emma is passionate about ice cream, tap dancing, and the Tony Awards. Most of all, Emma wants people to see that children are spiritual beings who often reveal the Word of God to us in the most profound ways.

Julia Chamberlain

Interim Youth Minister
 
Julia is a senior at the University of North Texas. She is majoring in psychology with a minor in philosophy. Upon graduation in May, Julia plans to attend seminary as she pursues ordination.
 
Julia has done a lot of work with Project Transformation and is passionate about the importance of youth ministry in the lives of young people.

Taylor Williams

Worship Leader
 

Taylor holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of North Texas and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Taylor first discovered his passion for leading worship in high school when his youth minister recruited him to play with the band. He has since led worship at various churches in the Frisco/Denton area.

Taylor has an eclectic taste in music and loves to draw from a wide variety of influences to enhance the worship experience and help others connect with God. In his free time, he can typically be found drinking coffee, watching The Office, and going to concerts.

Laura Krishna

Director of Early Learning Center
 
Laura was born in Columbia, Missouri, but grew up in the Houston area. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Education and spent 12 years in the classroom working with various grades preschool-8. She also completed her Masters in Education with a certificate in Administration at the University of Houston.
 
She has been married to her husband Chris for 14 years and has two amazing children. They relocated from Houston to live in The Colony 5 years ago. Laura loves spending time with family and enjoys traveling, especially overseas. She is very excited to lead the ELC of Cross Way UMC and help guide the children to learn, play, have fun and grow in their relationship with God.

Nancy Konecki – Church Admin