Marissa Long joined the Cross America Board in December 2017 and was a part of the original team that developed and started Cross America. Marissa has a passion for studying the Bible and developing relationships with people. She was instrumental in the development of the "What's Next?" page on the Cross America website that helps guide new believers toward the next steps once they have accepted Christ as their Savior.
Marissa grew up on a small farm in rural Indiana and is still a country girl at heart with the values of hard work and honesty ingrained from the agricultural world. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Cognate in Communications from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). She graduated Summa Cum Laude and is a lifetime member of the Delta Mu Delta international honor society for business. Currently, she works as an Executive Assistant at Merrell Bros., Inc. Marissa accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior in October 2002 and has attended Highland Park Church (Kokomo, Indiana) since 2009. She regularly joins the worship team as a pianist or violinist. She values faith and family above all else and makes time for both on a daily basis.