Our Staff


Pastor Richard Grift – Senior Pastor
Born and raised in Southern Ontario, Richard Grift joined CrossPoint as Senior/Lead Pastor in 2005.  He loves to share God’s Word in different settings, from Sunday worship to one-on-one conversations, to help people grow in their knowledge of God and his Son, our Saviour, and grow in their joy from of his transforming presence in their lives.  He and his wife, Margaret, enjoy watching mystery movies; they have 3 young adult children.
One of Rich’s personal passions is motorcycling (and regularly fixing his old 2-wheelers).
Contact Info:
Email – pastorrich@crosspointcrc.ca
Cell – 416.576.2480


Pastor Scott Post – Youth Pastor
Scott Post joined CrossPoint in 2005 and serves as our Youth Pastor. He’s big on exploring with people what it means to live out in everyday ways this faith we’ve received.
Together with Melita (his wife) and their children, Scott enjoys the outdoors (camping, canoeing, fishing and hiking), playing games (board games, video games, etc), and cooking.

Contact Info:
Email – pastorscott@crosspointcrc.ca
Cell – 416.986.2480


Ruth Ann Schuringa – Worship Ministry Team Leader
Ruth Ann Schuringa graduated from Redeemer University College (Dykstra ’89) with a BA in Music and English.
She went on to Calvin College to study more about worship and music, and has attended more worship conferences
than she can count. Since 2003 she has been the part-time Worship Director at Immanuel CRC,
where she continues to work with her husband, Erick, lead pastor. In the fall of 2015 she closed her private piano
practice of 30 students, and began work as the part-time Worship Ministry Team Leader here at CrossPoint.
Juggling two churches has been challenging, but rewarding. Ruth Ann and Erick have three kids: Charlotte, Kara,
and Ben who are working on getting educated and starting careers.

Contact Info:
Email – ruthann@crosspointcrc.ca
Cell – 416.992.6299


Cylinta Hasfal – Outreach Ministry Team Leader
Born in Oakville, Ontario and raised in the Greater Toronto Area, Cylinta has been the Outreach Team Ministry Leader here at CrossPoint since 2014!
She oversees/organizes/leads a variety of programs and events which include our Single Moms group, Good News Homework Club for kids, an annual free Bike Rodeo/BBQ for our community and much more.
Having been agnostic for much of her teen years and then coming to know Jesus in her 20’s, she is now delighted to share God’s love and the message of the Gospel with just about anyone who will listen 😀
In her free time she loves hiking the Forks of the Credit, singing and playing on her acoustic guitar and reading theology books at Starbucks with a grande Caramel Apple Spice in hand.

Contact Info:
Email – cylinta@crosspointcrc.ca
Cell – 416.456.9176


Janet Drent – Office Administrator & Bookkeeper
Janet Drent (Bron) has worked in our office as our Administrator since 2006 and our Bookkeeper since 2015.
She is the first person you often see or hear when you contact the church.
She loves her work at CrossPoint and does it well.  Whatever you need to know give her a call and she will have an answer for you, or can find out.
In her free time she loves reading, curling with my husband, John, hiking and spending time with family.

Contact Info:
Email – crosspointcrc@gmail.com
Phone – 905.459.2733

Ellen Thorvardson – Rental Coordinator & Custodian
Ellen has been Rental Coordinator for the last 8 years and the best part of my job has been meeting and working with a variety of people and church groups.
In particular, the conferences and concerts help me appreciate the many ways people worship the Lord.
I’ve enjoyed seeing couples getting married and being able to support them on their special day.
Every occasion is different and interesting.

Contact Info:
Email – rentals@crosspointcrc.ca
Cell – 647.226.2480