Brian and Debbie Gering

brian gering and wife 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. She is the director of Compass Academy Preschool.  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 two daughters, Abigail and Saoirse, 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
Jenna Pershing
Jenna was raised in church and has known the Lord from a very early age. She studied Journalism at Cal State East Bay and Cal State San Francisco. She’s married and a stay-at-home mom to three wonderful children. She’s excited to serve in Children’s Ministry, and looks forward to everything God has in store.


Connie Nickel
Connie was born and raised in the church, baptized in both water and the Holy Spirit at age fourteen. She’s been actively serving in ministry since the early 90’s, mostly serving children and youth. The Lord gave her a burden for women’s ministry, and has a passion to both unite the ladies of Church of the Cross and bridge the gap to other women outside the church walls. As a mother of two and grandmother of four, Connie loves her family more than anything else.