Kirk 1



Executive Director

Kirk has over 20 years of experience in non-profit and ministry work where he has enjoyed being involved in multiple communities and settings including hospital, youth shelter, rescue mission, church, and community center. His experience includes the role as a teacher, mental health counselor, director and international worker. Most recently Kirk and his wife, Valisha, served overseas in the Independent Republic of Georgia as missionaries with their three daughters.

In addition, he has a BS from IPFW; an MS from University of Nebraska at Omaha and has seminary training from the Alliance Theological Seminary.

Kirk enjoys hiking and playing games with his family. They attend Westview Alliance Church in Fort Wayne.


Sarah Schwantz

Sarah Schwantz

Office Manager

Sarah began working at Cross Connections February 2024. She is currently at Purdue Fort Wayne working towards her general studies degree.

Sarah delights in attending Emmanuel Lutheran Church and their Bible studies.