LEADERSHIP & STAFF

The Cross Ministry Group Leadership

Staff

Bob Hudson

Bob Hudson

Founder and Executive Director – The Cross Ministry Group

Bob is the founder of The Cross Ministry Group and creator of the Men at the Cross and Women at the Cross weekend retreats.

He is also the creator of several seminars for men and women – Living in Truth, Breaking Down the Walls and a series of seminars dealing with loving God with all of our Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength.

Bob has a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts and Master of Arts in Counseling from Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado.

His passion is to join with others in creating opportunities for people to more fully live out their new selves in Christ and to experience the freedom that comes from God’s grace and truth.

Sharon Potzer

Sharon Potzer

Co-Founder and Director of Women at the Cross

Sharon Potzer is the Director of Women at the Cross. She helped to co-found WATC, along with Bob Hudson and others, in October, 2007. She has also developed alumni events for women.

Sharon has a Master of Arts in Counseling from Denver Seminary. She has been involved in various forms of ministry for a number of years. She has also maintained a private practice in psychotherapy for 26 years.

Sharon’s passion is to see men and women come to experience more freedom in their relationships with God and each other, as they discover more of who they were designed to be in Him.

Rob Gibson

Rob Gibson

Director of Men at the Cross

Rob Gibson, M.Div, CPAP received a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Care from Southern Seminary in 2005. He has pastored in Georgia and Kentucky and is currently the lead pastor at Christ Church at Goshen as well as providing private soul care services. Rob is engaged with several ministries as well as serving on the boards of GuideStone Financial Resources ( www.guidestone.org ), Practical Shepherding ( www.practicalshepherding.com ) and The Cross Ministry Group ( www.crossmg.org ) and The Institute for Christian Psychology ( www.icpconnect.org ).

Rob was in banking with Bank America and U.S. Bancorp in Atlanta and Denver, and a privately held distribution business for 21 years before full-time ministry. Rob holds a BBA in Finance and Management from St. Bonaventure University. He has been married to Margaret for 30 years, and they have two grown children, Christopher (Allison) and Sydney (Alec). Margaret and Rob love snow skiing, travel, hiking in the Rockies. Rob has to ride his motorcycle alone.

Jessica Dennis

Jessica Dennis

Event Coordinator

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.

She lives with her adult son, Nick, and their dog Maddie.

Sharla Goings

Sharla Goings

Regional Director - Kentucky

Nine years ago, Sharla took a risk and attended a weekend she knew would stretch and challenge her. What she didn’t know was that she would experience a tender and compassionate God. She expected to be challenged to change her sinful ways, but what she got was a different kind of challenge, a Jesus challenge. It was a call to love others, not out of fear of condemnation, but out of a deep knowing that she, herself is fully, wholly, wonderfully loved and worthy. It was radical thinking. It was the Gospel displayed.

She thanks God for that Women at the Cross weekend so often, and is honored to step into this new role of service to a ministry she loves so dearly. She’s watched women’s lives be transformed by the Spirit’s power through Women at the Cross in her 9 years of staffing and leading, and looks forward to seeing God show off His love more and more.
Sharla lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband, Jordan, and two children, Ruby and Theo. She spends her time laughing with friends, enjoying being a self proclaimed foodie, and reading page-turner fiction.

Stefanie Peters

Stefanie Peters

Regional Director - East Coast

Stefanie has staffed Women at the Cross weekends for six years, beginning when she attended in April 2013. She had the pleasure of working with Sharon and Bob to bring The Cross Ministry Group to the East Coast three years ago, and to serve as Weekend Leader at all of the East Coast WATC weekends thus far.

She is so thankful for the way God works through this ministry to change how she shows up in life, and to help her face the burdens of anxiety, shame, and grief she used to carry. Friends who have known her a long time say that she’s unrecognizable now compared to who she used to be! There is freedom and joy in pressing into growth.

Stefanie has lived in New York City for almost ten years, where she works as a book editor at a publishing company and sees Shakespeare performed as often as I can.

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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