Pastors & Staff


Tom Wilson

Senior Pastor
Tom has been in the ministry for over 23 years and joined the staff at Cross Bend in 2001 where he served as the Youth and Children’s Pastor. In 2011 he became Senior Pastor and is very excited about the amazing things God has in store at Cross Bend. He met his wife, Shawn, while he was a student at Dallas Christian College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Bible. After a career in Interior Design, Shawn felt called to be a “missionary” in the public school system where she serves as a Art Teacher in a local Junior High School. Together they have served the Lord and have shared their passion for “working in the trenches” ever since. Tom enjoys many activities including woodworking, fly fishing, and spending time with his family. Tom and Shawn have two children, Hunter and Laurie Ann.

Katierose Beaudet

Ministry Assistant
Katierose has been a part of the Cross Bend family since she moved to Texas in 2012. She graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a B.S. in Public Relations. She also has an immense background in event planning, tourism, and hospitality. Katierose joined the Cross Bend staff in 2015 as the Ministry Assistant. She oversees all the office duties, event planning, and various ministries throughout Cross Bend. Katierose and her husband, Nick were married in July 2016 right here in Plano, Texas! They currently live in Carrollton, TX where they love to ride their tandem bicycle, run, eat sushi and chipotle burritos together. Katierose enjoys any type of FUN adventure, traveling, being around people, being in the great outdoors and watching a good Disney movie while munching on some dark chocolate almonds!

Caleb Hardy

Worship Arts Director
Growing up as a missionary kid, Caleb has been involved in ministry for much of his life. He found a passion for music and worship at a young age that has led him to pursue a degree in Worship Arts from Dallas Christian College. In his free time, Caleb likes to read, play sports, and watch the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.

Gabby Ocanas

Youth/Children’s Intern
Gabby is from Caddo Mills, Texas and moved to Dallas in 2017. She attends Dallas Baptist University and is pursing a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biblical Studies. After college, she plans on starting a Non-Profit Organization that sends people on short-term mission trips in the United States. Gabby works at Britain Elementary as a Mentor and also a Photo Booth Attendant at LeForce Entertainment. When school is in session you can almost always catch Gabby studying at a local coffee shop or book store. Apart from being a full time student, in her free time she loves to go hiking, mix music, play video games, and anything that involves adrenaline!

Sydney Estrada

Youth/Children’s Intern
Sydney currently lives in Dallas, and attends The King’s University studying Christian Ministries. She has been involved in many parts of ministry, mainly due to her growing up in ministry. She has worked in a child development daycare with infants and toddlers, and absolutely loves it. She has also been on many missions trips to Brazil, Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Sydney enjoys hanging out with friends and family, traveling, reading, and always having a cup of coffee.

Mary Ford

Preschool Ministry Director
Mary attended Dallas Christian College and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education and later attended Texas Women’s University and earned a Master’s of Science in Family Studies in 2010. She is currently employed by Garland ISD – Parents as Teachers Program as a Certified Family Life Educator. In years past, Mary has coordinated Bible School Preschool Departments, taught Bible School and Wednesday night classes, led Ladies’ Bible Studies, and served in other church related functions. Mary is married to Matthew Ford. She has three adult children: Jennifer, Charis, and Aaron. Hobbies include reading, quilting (when she has time), cooking, completing Word Finds, and playing games with the family. Mary’s passion is to lead children into a relationship of faith, trust and obedience to their Maker and Creator, so that they can tell others about our Great Heavenly Father, His Son and His Helper.