Sara Stokes, Women's Ministry Director

Sara joined The Cross ministry team in 2014 and has had an impact on students on campus at UT. A native of east Tennessee and Greek alum (AOPi), Sara brings years of experience and a desire to walk alongside young women as they learn to walk with Jesus. Her passions are 1 on 1 mentoring and small groups, as well as a gift for training. We are so excited to have Sara as a member of our team.


Phone: (865) 405-0016

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Jay Dempsey, Men's Ministry Director

Jay grew up in Knoxville and graduated from The University of Tennessee in 2006. He has 13 years of ministry experience and loves working with the Greek community at UT. His wife, Allie, teaches at Farragut Middle and has a doctorate in education. They have a 1 year old son named William who brings them much joy. They love hosting folks at their home in the West Hills neighborhood .


Phone: (865) 474-0955

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Board of Directors

The Cross Board of Directors is made up of local community leaders who come alongside the staff and student leadership to help carry out the vision and mission of our ministry. 

Board Members

Tommy Wolf

David Long

Rick Kuhlman

Heather Peters

Mark Bailey

Allison Walker

Dabney Phillips

Mike White