LEADERSHIP & STAFF

The Cross Ministry Group Leadership

Staff

Rob Gibson

Rob Gibson

Executive Director (rob@crossmg.org)

Rob Gibson, M.Div, CPAP received a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Care from Southern Seminary in 2005 and serves as our Executive Director and provides private soul care services and coaching. He is a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional and Enneagram Coach. He previously pastored for 20 years in Georgia and Kentucky.

 Rob has a previous life in banking and business in Atlanta and Denver prior to  full-time ministry. He received a BBA in Finance and Management from St. Bonaventure University in 1984. He has been married to Margaret for 34 years, and they have two grown children, Christopher (Allison) and Sydney (Alec). Margaret and Rob love snow skiing, travel, hiking in the Rockies, though Rob often has to ride his motorcycle alone.

 His passion is helping people find freedom, healing, and wholeness in Christ, and to journey with others to more fully live into the joy found in authentic connection to God’s power and love in community.

 

 

 

Jessica Dennis

Jessica Dennis

Event Coordinator (jessica@crossmg.org)

Jessica attended Women at the Cross in April of 2012, and began working for The Cross Ministry Group in 2015. She took a one year sabbatical to live in Costa Rica to learn Spanish beginning in August of 2017, and started working again in June of 2018.  Jessica has had a few roles over the years and is glad to be back in the role of Event Coordinator in November 2022.

 

Jon Cyrus

Jon Cyrus

Regional Coordinator for Men at the Cross-Kentucky (jon.c@crossmg.org)

After multiple invitations from a very persistent friend, I attended a Men At The Cross weekend retreat in 2011. The experience was unique and powerful. However, it has been the ongoing connections with authentic men through staffing retreats and a weekly “Redemption Group” that have made the most significant impact. Through these connections I have experienced God’s grace at a deeper level than ever before. Many years of theological study prepared me well to preach and teach the Bible. Yet, it left me disconnected from my heart and longing to experience the love and power of Jesus. The Cross Ministry Group community has been a remarkable catalyst for support and growth on my journey with Christ.

In 2006 I graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with an MDiv. I have been the pastor of First Baptist Church of Prospect since 2005. Prior to moving to Louisville, KY for seminary I had a career in higher education and sales in my home state of West Virginia. I have been married to Lisa since 1994 and we are proud parents of three daughters.

Jon Douglass

Jon Douglass

Regional Coordinator for Men at the Cross-East Coast (jon.d@crossmg.org)

Jonathan Douglass had been a professional counselor for seven years when a friend suggested attending a MATC weekend would be “his kind of thing”. He attended in New York in 2016 and immediately fell in love with the process. He experienced a connection with God and others on the weekend that was profound and continues to happen for him each and every weekend. Few other things in his life have served to aid his growth spiritually, mentally, emotionally and even professionally in as significant a way as MATC. He is passionate about telling others about the ministry and delights in sharing in the joy and freedom of those who attend their first weekend.
 
Jonathan and Annie have been married 20 years, have three children, and live in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Jon operates a private counseling practice. He has an Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
 
Gail Breidenstein

Gail Breidenstein

Regional Coordinator for Women at the Cross - Colorado (gail@crossmg.org)

Gail attended Women at the Cross in 2014, quite hesitant about attending just another “Christian Women’s Retreat”.  What she experienced was a weekend that stretched and challenged her beyond her expectations.  Finding a community of women, willing to risk being seen for who they truly are. Hearing women say “I have never shared this part of my story with another person”, inspired her to serve with Cross Ministry. She appreciates the opportunity to help create a safe environment that challenges women in their own growth while embracing their humanity.

In December 2021 she and her husband Jay, will celebrate her 40th wedding anniversary. They have 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren. She has an Associate Degree in Practical Theology.  For the last 20 years she has worked remotely for Ambassador Translating. Gail has been a foster parent and served as a CASA for a number of years. A native of Colorado, she enjoys outdoor activities in the mountains.

 

 

Justin Mouttet

Justin Mouttet

Regional Coordinator for Men at the Cross-Colorado (On sabbatical in 2023) contact rob@crossmg.org

Justin attended the Men at the Cross weekend in February of 2008 and has staffed over 30 weekends since. He has
also participated in a weekly R-group for more than a decade and has co-led about 12 sessions of the 8-week follow-up groups provided for attendees after the weekend. He has worked as a teacher, pastor, ministry leader, and camp director for most of the last 20 years with a season of work in commercial real estate mixed in. Justin has worked on a volunteer basis to train leaders in all aspects of Men at the Cross and is excited to continue building a community of service and managing MATC weekends as regional coordinator. He has been married to Jen for 22 years and has three children, Andrew (16), Avery (14) and Violet (8). He enjoys hiking and camping in the mountains, martial arts, shooting, and reading.

Rachael Vaden

Rachael Vaden

Co-Coordinator Women at The Cross (rachael@crossmg.org)

Rachael brings 13 years of experience with Women at the Cross to this role, as well as a background in counseling and pastoral care. She is a thoughtful, caring Christ-follower, a good listener, and deeply committed to her own continual work at the foot of the cross.
Rachael and her husband Brett, a long-time MATC leader, live in St. Louis and have three beautiful kids. Rachael works at The Journey Church in St. Louis in addition to serving the ministry.
Rachael said:
Women at the Cross has impacted my personal relationship to Jesus, my relationships with my husband, children, friends and co-workers, and has borne fruit that enables me to be more open, honest, centered and vulnerable.
“My passion is for women to experience the tender love and transformative power of Jesus in a safe and supportive environment, where they learn and embrace their true identity in Christ and feel empowered and equipped to live out their high and noble calling as women.”
Kristyn Bray

Kristyn Bray

Co-Coordinator Women at The Cross (kristyn@crossmg.org)

Kristyn comes with over 20 years of leadership experience in the non-profit educational world. She is a tender-hearted strong leader and visionary. Kristyn and husband Geoffrey have four children and welcomed their first grandchild this year. They live in Fort Worth, Texas where they serve with Mosaic Fort Worth and Kristyn is founder and Principal for Mosaic Academy. She says, “my life, family and our church community have been deeply changed by the work of the ministry.”
 
Kristyn said:
“I look forward to connecting with the Women At the Cross community nation-wide in the months ahead. I am most excited about the opportunity to empower women to live fully as who they are created to be in Christ, centered in the reality that we are all broken and we are all beloved. Together as a community we will continue to create safe spaces for women to show up, be seen, and to bring their gifts with courage and confidence.”

TESTIMONIALS

I attended Women at the Cross in April of 2012. I was living in a shell, hiding from everyone and everything, including God. I came home from that weekend with answers about who I am to God, ways to identify the lies I was telling myself and believing about myself and tools to help heal some of the relationships within my family. I am often amazed at the transformation that has taken place in me over the last three years.
— Jessica, Orlando

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TESTIMONIALS

I attended Women at the Cross in April of 2012. I was living in a shell, hiding from everyone and everything, including God. I came home from that weekend with answers about who I am to God, ways to identify the lies I was telling myself and believing about myself and tools to help heal some of the relationships within my family. I am often amazed at the transformation that has taken place in me over the last three years.
— Jessica, Orlando

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