Brett Payne, MA, M.Div.

Spiritual Life Coach

I grew up a professor’s kid in Oxford, Ohio. After finishing a degree in history at Miami University I married Susan and went to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where I studied Church History. In later years I also finished an M.Div. in Church Music at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

I have had a consistent and passionate interest in Christian spirituality and spiritual formation and have served in a variety of ways as a pastor and worship leader in churches for much of the past twenty-four years. I have been in Pennsylvania for almost ten years. I am now a full-time partner with CrossPoint ministry.

My passion for God and a deep desire for healing and unity in the church has driven my calling. I believe God can bring substantive change to our souls through his ministering presence and have come to realize that my greatest passion is in bringing this hope to others. My coaching with Rich Plass and my experiences in retreat series, such as  Deeper Journey, have been more important than any of my schooling in nurturing spiritual practices that have strengthened and sustained me in life and ministry. I am extremely thankful to be part of the CrossPoint team. You can find out more about my CrossPoint ministry on the east coast at