Meet our team

brett wiLson

lead pastor

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, Piper the Italian Greyhound.


Tracy Sutliff


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

discipleship pastor

Ryan and his wife Lori have been members at Cross Lane since 1997 and joined staff full-time in December 2005.  Ryan served as our Student Pastor from 2005-2023 and is now serving as our Discipleship Pastor. Ryan and Lori have two adult children, Abbigail and Noah.  Ryan and Lori enjoy gardening, playing sports and family outings together.


shelby sonntag

creative arts pastor

Shelby graduated from Lincoln Christian University in 2016  with a BA in Worship Ministry and earned an MA in Formative Worship from Lincoln Christian Seminary in 2018.  Shelby joined the Cross Lane team in February 2018 as the Creative Arts Pastor.  Shelby married her husband James in December 2021. Shelby loves good coffee, her cats Bonnie and Willow, creative design, reading and making music.



student pastor

Andrew is a Terre Haute native with a strong calling to serve the local church. While he has been involved in ministry his entire life, Andrew joined the Cross Lane team in March 2023 as the Student Pastor and oversees student ministry from middle school through college. Andrew is married to his wife, Leah, and they have four children. During his free time, Andrew enjoys watching movies, being outside working in the yard, and traveling.


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 adult daughters, Rachel and Marissa.  Becky is passionate about families, relationships and sweet tea!


cheryl cuthbertson


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.