This fund was created to provide ongoing financial support for Wayside Cross Ministries in Aurora. This Christian ministry, originally named Wayside Cross Rescue Mission, was established in 1928 to serve transient men. Today, Wayside Cross serves not only men whose lives are troubled and in crisis, but also homeless women and children, at-risk youth, people behind bars, and low income families.
Wayne Greenawalt was called to be the Executive Director of Wayside Cross Ministries in 1984, a position he held for twenty-six years.
Originally from Philadelphia, Wayne is a graduate of Wheaton College and Gordon Conwell Divinity School. He was ordained to the Christian ministry in 1968. He served as Navy chaplain and pastor of churches in Vermont, Connecticut and Pennsylvania before assuming his position as ministry head of Wayside Cross Ministries.
Karin Greenawalt is originally from Vermont. She is a graduate of Eastern Connecticut College. She is a kindergarten teacher at Aurora Christian School where she has served for more than thirty years.
The Greenawalts are members of Faith Baptist Church Mill Creek.
Wayne and Karin have two daughters, Michelle and Christina, and seven grandchildren.