CrossView Staff & Elders

Dave Damron

Executive Pastor

Dave's Bio
How long have you been with CrossView:
My family moved to Waynesville from Atlanta GA on Memorial Day Weekend 2016 and started serving with CV on June 1.  We love it here!

What’s your role on the staff?
My role on the staff team is “XP” – executive pastor.  What that means is that I’m one of the “older guys” who has had full-time ministry experience for 25+ years and now get to encourage and invest into the lives of the younger staff. I’m truly living the dream!

Tell us about your family:
My wife’s name is Jennifer and we met at Cincinnati Christian University in the 1980s and married in 1989. We have four children, Jake, Mitch, Hannah, & Will, and only Hannah & Will still live at home. Our family loves worship music, watching movies, mission-work, hiking & outdoor sports. Plus, we each have some unique interests and/or quirks (if you get to know us you’ll know what I mean. Ha Ha!)

Favorite Flicks?
The Village, written & directed by M. Night Shaymalan

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards

The Patriot, starring Mel Gibson and directed by Roland Emmerich

Favorite Grub?
ANYTHING grilled – meat, veggies, and fruit are all better grilled!

Educational Background?
MA in Practical Ministries from Cincinnati Bible Seminary, 1996

BA in Christian Ministries from Cincinnati Christian University, 1989

Chris Dorsten


Chris's Bio

How long have you been with CrossView:
I joined the staff in April of 2017.

What’s your role on the staff?
I oversee Worship Arts at CrossView, and I get the incredible opportunity to lead teams of artists and creatives in creating spaces for people to encounter God throughout our community.

Tell us about your family:
I met my wife, Katie, in Tennessee, and we were married in June of 2012. We have a beautiful, wildflower of a three year old daughter (Honour) and a one year old boy (Zion).

Educational background:
Certificate IV in Worship & Creative Arts Ministry from Hillsong College, 2007

B.S. in Preaching & Youth Ministry from Johnson University, 2010

I enjoy performing outside of church with area musicians, and as well as recording. I love nerding out over guitar gear. 

Favorite Grub:
Zombie Dogz. Or even normal hot dogs. Or really, basically anything that my two year old would love to eat.

Kristi Gilmore

Connections/Base Communities

Kristi's Bio
How long have you been with CrossView:
I joined the CrossView team in 2013.

What’s your role on the staff?
I oversee base communities and group life along with the hospitality/connections area, which includes the welcome desk and cafe. If you’re ever in that area, come to the cafe and get an item on me!

Tell us about your family:
My husband, Caleb, and I got married in 2011. Since then we’ve added 2 feisty miniature dachshunds (Bean and Dietrich) and the sweetest, most squishy baby girl, Harvie Rose.

Favorite Grub?
Mexican food, duh! The Lord has richly blessed us with a holiness that is Mexican food and we must partake. But if you’re not going to eat yours, I’ll take it.

COFFEE. Music in all forms; listening, playing, and concerts! Caleb and I love to travel, play board games, hike, try new restaurants/coffee shops, and binge Netflix at home. Also coffee.

What’s on your iPod?
Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Johnnyswim, The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, United Pursuit Band, Billy Joel, Jon Foreman, Beyonce (no judgment), Passenger

Hope Combs

Human Resources & Finance

Hope's Bio
How long have you been with CrossView:
I have been a member of CrossView all of my life, but I have been on staff since May 2008.

What’s your role on the staff?
I am the Office & Finance Administrator.

Tell us about your family:
I have been married to Brian since 1986 and we have three daughters; Chelsea, Christie, and Charity (her fiance is Steven).

I love flower gardening; and I’m usually coming up with another home project for my husband and I (mostly my husband) to do. I’m trying to learn to crochet for a winter hobby.

Educational Background:
I received an Associate of Science Degree in Business Education from Cincinnati Christian University.

Dream Travel Destination:
My husband and I would like to take an Alaskan cruise and tour Canada.

Jen Wygladalski


Jen's Bio
How long have you been with CrossView:
Since June of 2016!

What’s your role on the staff?
I am the CrossView Kids minister, so I oversee K-5th grade!

Tell us about your family:
My family lives in Waynesville, but Jeremy (my husband) and I are originally from the Findlay, OH area. Jeremy, who is a Deputy Sheriff for Greene County, and I have been married for 8 years and together for 10. We have two children and one on the way: Carter is our sweet and ornery 6 year old, Kitty is our adorably sassy 2 year old and Corbin is due in early October; we’re hoping he is our laid back child!

My hobbies include running, baking (the reason I run!), gardening, and reading. My family and I love walking Downtown Waynesville, movie nights and making homemade pizza together!

Favorite Grub:
Mexican. DLM Cloud 9 Baby Cakes. Cheddar’s Spinach Dip.

Favorite Flicks:
Gone With the Wind, Pride and Prejudice, Audrey Hepburn Movies, Most 90’s and Early 2000’s Romantic Comedies, Disney Movies

Diane Canby

Preschool & Tuesday School

Diane's Bio
How long have you been with CrossView:
Started attending as a family in January 1995 and joined the staff in August 2002.

What’s your role on the staff?
Minister to preschoolers and their families, Director of Tuesday School

Tell us about your family:
Steve and I are the parents of 6 children (5 boys and 1 girl) and have 2 grandchildren and one “on the way” in January 2018. We live in Clarksville (very rural), enjoy family events, love our pets, spend lots of time in the great outdoors and are Clinton Massie sports fans forever!

Favorite Grub?
I am a “Choco-holic” and love ice cream!

Dream travel destination?
Steve and I would love to tour Europe. He loves the beach and I love the mountains.

Entertaining, cooking, pets, making a home, and being with children 🙂

CrossView Leadership Team:

Rob Barker, Elder

Chris Johnsen, Elder

Dave Damron, Executive Pastor