Rev. Niki Atkinson
Pastor/Head of Staff
Rev. Atkinson was called to be the first female pastor at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church in the fall of 2019. She obtained her Masters of Divinity from Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, NY and her undergraduate degree from Gordon College in Wenham, MA. Rev. Atkinson was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the P.C. (USA) in February 2014 in the Presbytery of Genesee Valley. Pastor Niki has served at two other Presbyterian churches, one as the associate pastor and the previous as the youth director. She enjoys reading, photography, and New England sports teams. Pastor Niki is married to Geoff and they have a daughter, Lyanna.
Ms. Roberta Breninghouse
Roberta Breninghouse has been privileged to work as the choir director/organist/music director at CRPC for 5 years. Roberta enjoys working with everyone at CRPC. In addition to her position at CRPC, Roberta is a Rec Therapy Director at Sherwood Oaks Senior Retirement Community-UPMC in Cranberry PA. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance and is currently a graduate student at The University of Pittsburgh.
Roberta plays the piano, organ, guitar, accordion, and is a vocalist. She performs with the Rick Farinelli Big Band, JazzPlay Trio, and is a freelance pianist.
Roberta has 2 sons, Todd Jr. and Tyler. Some of her favorite pastimes include baking and cooking especially Italian foods, dining out, kayaking, biking and spending time with family and friends.
*Favorite Quote: "Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us." M. Luther
Mrs. Darla Smith
Church Office Administrator
Our family became members of Cross Roads in 2003. I joined the church staff in January of 2007. I’ve had the pleasure of working with several pastors, each of whom provided me with deeper insights into the word of God. My work here provides me with a strong sense of purpose and offers me additional interaction with fellow members and people in our community. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, gardening, reading and crafting.
Mr. Rich Knochel
Rich has been serving as the church sexton for more than fifteen years. He does whatever he can to make sure the building is kept up and safe for all who are present within it.
Rich enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.