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

Connections Ministry
Katierose joined the staff in 2015 as the Ministry Assistant. She now leads the Connection Ministry where she helps people discover Jesus through various roles within our community here at Cross Bend. Areas such as small group, first time guest experience, and serving opportunities are all things that she is passionate about! Katierose and her husband Nick currently live in Carrollton. You can usually find them at a local sushi restaurant, playing ultimate frisbee, or riding their tandem bicycle together!

PJ Southard

Worship and Communications
PJ is a recent graduate from Dallas Christian College with a Bachelors Degree in Worship Arts. His older brother forced him to join the youth band in High School, which eventually lead to him being called to lead worship and pursuing a degree in Worship Arts. While attending Dallas Christian College, he met his soon-to-be wife Rachel Rolling, who is studying Psychology and is an Admissions Counselor at the college. While most people buy flowers for their spouse, Rachel and PJ would rather spend that money on chicken strips at various restaurants! PJ enjoys watching football, fantasy football, board games, and ultimate frisbee.

Sydney Estrada

Youth, Graphics & Social Media
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.