LEAD PASTORS
Brian and Debbie Gering

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Pastor Brian Gering and Debbie come to Church of the Cross from the state of Oregon.  They have pastored in Oregon and Washington since 1991.  Pastor Brian is ordained with the Assemblies of God.  Debbie has a BA from Vanguard University and a BS from Warner Pacific University and is a teacher.  Presently she works with pre-schoolers at  Fremont Christian School.  Brian and Debbie  have been married since September of 1985 and have three young adult sons.  Their oldest, Trevor, works as a Kindergarten teacher. He and his wife Melanie have a baby daughter named Abigail, and live in Auburn, WA. Aaron, one of their twins, currently works as a children’s pastor for Convergence House of Prayer in Fremont, CA. Jered, their other twin, received a BA in English from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, and now works in the bay area and volunteers at Church of the Cross.

Contact:  Pastor Brian> pastorbrian@bigyellowcross.org
 
 
ASSOCIATE PASTOR AND CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR
Rob and Kristine Coffelt
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Pastor Rob & Kristine Coffelt have recently returned to Church of the Cross after three years away.  They served as Associate Pastors at Church of the Cross from 1999 to 2008.  Pastor Rob is ordained with the Assemblies of God and has a BA in Psychology from Bethany University.  Kristine has a BS in Business Administration from Cal State East Bay and volunteers much of her time in Castro Valley schools and sports programs. Rob and Kristine have been married since December 1999.  They have three boys – TJ, Austin & Caleb.  All three attend Castro Valley schools and are involved in various sports programs.

Contact:  Pastor Rob > robcoffelt@bigyellowcross.org

 
 
YOUTH PASTOR
BECKY GOVE
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Becky is a Bay Area Native born in Oakland, raised in San Leandro, and grew up in Hayward.  She graduated from Urban Bible Training Center in 2004 after a two year ministry program.  Becky previously attended Church of the Cross for about 25 years and is now returning after 5 years away.  She has two adult daughters: Nikki, who is running her own business, and Megan, who recently graduated from Le Cordon Bleu culinary school.
 
Contact:  Pastor Becky> becky@bigyellowcross.org