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.


  • Tracy Sutliff

    administrative pastor

    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.


  • Ryan Pursch

    student pastor

    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.


  • Shelby Smith

    creative arts pastor

    Shelby graduated from Lincoln Christian University in 2016 and is currently working on a Master of Arts in Formative Worship from Lincoln Christian Seminary.  Shelby joined the Cross Lane team in 2018 as the Creative Arts Pastor.  Shelby loves good coffee, creative design, reading and making music.


  • Becky Willimann

    children's director

    Becky is a graduate of Indiana State University with a degree in Business Administration.  Becky and her husband Ross have been involved with ministry since 1984.  They spent the majority of their ministry work in Colorado where Becky taught pre-school, kindergarten music and library.  She has also directed and participated in numerous choirs, camps and vacation bible schools.  Ross and Becky have two daughters, Rachel and Marissa.  Becky is passionate about families, relationships and sweet tea!


  • 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.


  • Michelle Summerlot