DENNIS HERMERDING: LEAD PASTOR
Dennis Hermerding is the organizing pastor for King’s Cross Church. Dennis has a deep passion for sharing the amazing story of Jesus with others and seeing the transforming power of that story impacting lives and communities.
Dennis has been ministering to and with students and young adults for over 25 years. He planted the RUF chapter at the University of Arizona ministering in a diverse and unchurched community. Dennis also was the Lead Pastor for a suburban church in Tucson for five years and has served with other suburban churches throughout the country including Houston. Jane and Dennis are from Tennessee but are happy transplants who are delighted at the opportunity to take part in the mission of building Christ’s Church in Cypress.
Dennis holds a BA in Organizational Communication from the University of Memphis, an MA in Faith and Culture from Trinity International University, and a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. Dennis and Jane enjoy sking (snow and water), hiking, reading, good wine and sports.
SUSANNA CAMPBELL: MUSIC MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Susanna Campbell is the Music Ministry Director at King’s Cross Church. She is privileged to work alongside a talented team of musicians who strive to create a worship atmosphere that captures the awesomeness and holiness of our God as well as the joy and exuberance we experience as God’s people.
Susanna has been involved in church music ministry in various capacities from an early age, first in Alabama and now Texas. Although her background is in classical music, she enjoys the challenges of spontaneity and improvisation inherent in worship. In addition to KXC ministry, Susanna teaches at Lone Star College, maintains a harp and piano studio, and performs with orchestras and chamber ensembles across Texas. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2014 with a Master of Music Degree in Harp Performance.
Susanna lives in Houston with her wonderful roommate, Tiffany, and spends free time visiting family and friends, practicing aerial arts, reading, attending concerts and plays, and attempting to learn French.
BECKY CASTRO: CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Becky Castro is the Children’s Ministry Director at King’s Cross Church. After years of working in retail management, being part of the volunteer staff at several churches children’s ministries and being a stay at home mom over the last 5 years God has led her to this awesome children’s ministry position. Her role as director allows her to combine her skills in leadership and development with her passion for helping children and families know and grow closer to Jesus.
Becky has had the pleasure of calling Texas, Louisiana, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Norway “home” while always cheerfully returning to Texas between each venture. She played rugby for and graduated from Baylor University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Business.
Becky is married with 3 children (14, 4 and 1), enjoys hanging out with her family and navigating the adventures those unique age groups bring!
Chris Miller is a pastoral intern at King’s Cross Church. His deep passion is to participate in seeing people fall in love with God by seeing the glory of God reflected in all of life.
Chris is a retired Marine, pursuing a second calling in vocational ministry. He enjoys sharing the Bible with everyone, young and old, helping them plumb the depth of God’s Word. Chris and his bride of 32 years Liz are originally from Ohio, but after 27 years of military service, call every place they are planted “home.” We are happy we finally made it to Texas!
Chris holds a BA in Criminal Justice from American Military University and a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. Chris and Liz enjoy hiking, the beach, shooting, riding their BMW motorcycle and hanging out with their expanding family and grandchildren (8 children, 2 sons-in-law, 3 grandchildren, and counting).
NATHAN MCNEELY: YOUTH INTERN
Nathan McNeely is the youth intern at King's Cross Church. Nathan has a sincere passion for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ to those around him, that they may come into a loving and redemptive relationship with God.
Born and bred in Houston, TX, Nathan has previously served the youth and children of First Presbyterian Church Houston for the past two summers. Desiring to serve the Lord vocationally, Nathan wants to continue youth ministry at King's Cross whilein Houston. Nathan enjoys racquetball, Japanese ramen, folk music, playing guitar and banjo, milk, movies, camping, hiking, self tie bow ties, and any pizza he can get his hands on. and bred in Houston, TX, Nathan has previously served the youth and children of First Presbyterian Church Houston for the past two summers. Desiring to serve the Lord vocationally, Nathan wants to continue youth ministry at King's Cross while in Houston. Nathan enjoys racquetball, Japanese ramen, folk music, playing guitar and banjo, milk, movies, camping, hiking, self tie bow ties, and any pizza he can get his hands on.
Nathan is currently a senior in college at the University of Houston where he is heavily involved with Reformed University Fellowship. Nathan serves with RUF on campus through servant team, worship team, leading a guy's community group, and leading a Bible study. He is obtaining a B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in Religious Studies. Nathan is set to graduate from UH in the Spring of 2018.