Donna Cross – Lead Pastor

Pastor Donna has been a part of NECF since its inception. A graduate of Eston College, she has served NECF in a variety of positions before becoming Lead Pastor. A native Edmontonian, she is a die-hard Oilers fan and shares her home with a feline named Phoenix the Wonder Cat.


Dave Sawatzky – Associate Pastor

Pastor Dave has been on pastoral staff since the fall of 2008. He is a graduate of Eston Bible College. He is the loving husband to Crystal and proud father to Samuel. Pastor Dave has many favorite foods, but he especially has a soft spot for a good bacon & cheddar burger.


Ilda Trzok – Administrative Assistant

Ilda joined NECF in January 2015 where she provides administrative support to the entire team. Ilda is happily married Dennis since 2009 . Together they have 2 beautiful children, Tihanna and Tiago. In her spare time Ilda enjoys spending time with her family, attending her children’s activities and camping in the summer.