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 and Stephen F. Austin State University, 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 4 children and enjoys hanging out with her family and navigating the adventures each of her children bring!
SAM WICK: YOUNG ADULTS MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Sam Wick is the Young Adults Ministry Director at King’s Cross Church. He leads through organizing events and studies for young adults. Sam joins our staff in seeking to reach people with the truth of the Gospel and equip them to serve in our city through fellowship, Bible study and service to our community.
Sam was involved in Reformed University Fellowship at Texas A&M University (Whoop!) leading small group Bible studies and participating in student outreach during his time in undergrad. While at Texas A&M, Sam studied Industrial Distribution through the college of engineering, graduating in 2016. Since graduating, he has worked in a variety of technical sales and business development roles in the industrial equipment market.
A native Houstonian, Sam lives in Tomball with his wife (and fellow Aggie) Grace. He enjoys staying active at the local Y, geeking out about Star Wars, following the Houston Astros, listening to podcasts, and making fresh, pour-over coffee at home.
GRACE WICK: SOCIAL MEDIA AND CONNECTIONS COORDINATOR
Grace Wick is the Social Media and Connections Coordinator at King’s Cross Church. Grace has used social media to promote her own online presence for a number of years and now shehelps share KXC’s message online and promote awareness of our services and events.
Grace graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016 with a degree in International Studies with a focus on business and a minor in French. Although her degree is more business oriented, Grace works at a yarn store, where she manages and teaches classes! Loving to create things, Grace has documented her knitting journey via blog, instagram, and now a weekly podcast.
Grace lives in Tomball with her husband, Sam and their cat, Bertie. When she’s not knitting, she loves to bake bread, make music with the KXC music team, read, hang out with friends and family, and drink tea.