Meet our STAFF

  • Brett Wilson

    senior pastor/teacher

    Brett is a 1986 graduate of Johnson University, and has served Cross Lane as pastor since 1992.  Teaching, counseling, leadership and encouragement are his primary focuses at Cross Lane.  Brett has three grown children, Bennett, Tanner and Delaney.  In his free time, Brett and his wife Dee Dee enjoy camping, reading, movies, music and the companionship of their little buddy, Pieter the Italian Greyhound.


  • Kyle Nelson

    pastor of spiritual development

    Kyle graduated from Johnson University and joined staff full-time at Cross Lane as the Pastor of Creative Arts in June 2004.  In 2009, he received his Masters of Worship from The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.  Kyle and his wife Stephanie make a wonderful team as they help lead us each Sunday morning.  We are thrilled and blessed to have Kyle, Stephanie and their sons Maddox, Macquire, Malach and Matthias with us.


  • Ryan Pursch

    pastor of student ministries

    Ryan and his wife Lori have been members at Cross Lane since 1997 and joined staff full-time in December 2005.  Ryan oversees student ministry from middle school through college.  As time allows, Ryan, Lori and their chidren Abbigail and Noah enjoy gardening, playing sports and family outings together.


  • Tracy Sutliff

    pastor of administration

    Tracy is a 1990 graduate of Indiana State University and received his Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1996.  Tracy and his wife Julie have been members at Cross Lane since 1995 and joined staff full-time in March 2008.  Tracy is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Cross Lane, missions/outreach, volunteers and the assimilation process.  In their free time, Tracy, Julie and their children Jaden, Justin and Jeremiah enjoy camping, spending time with family and outdoor activities.


  • Molly Herb

    director of children's ministries

  • Parlee Gilbert


    Parlee is the church secretary.  Without her we would be lost.  She has served faithfully for over 30 years and brings a special joy and efficiency to the job that is appreciated by everyone.  Parlee loves racing, especially Nascar and enjoys watching the races on TV (that is when she doesn't actually go the the race!).


  • Cheryl Cuthbertson

    financial secretary

    Cheryl is our Financial Secretary.  Cheryl and her husband Troy have been members of Cross Lane since 1988.  Cheryl started working full-time for Cross Lane in January 2008.  Cheryl and Troy have three grown children, Tony, Stacey and Kelly.  They also share their home with their dogs Willow and Izzy.


  • Lizzy Howard

    kids hope director

    Lizzy is our Kid's Hope USA Director.  Lizzy is part of our worship band and is a very talented musician.  Lizzy along with her husband J have two children, Davis and Grayson.  They enjoy watching movies and spending time together as family.


  • Michelle Summerlot