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


Jay Dempsey, Men's Ministry Director

Jay grew up in Knoxville and graduated from The University of Tennessee with a BBA in Marketing. He has 10 years of ministry experience and a great excitement about being back on campus serving the Greek community at UT. His wife, Allie, teaches at Farragut Middle and is currently working on her doctorate. They love hosting folks at their home in the West Hills neighborhood of West Knoxville. 


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

Bill Coley

Mark Bailey

Alexander Waters

Dabney Phillips

Mike White

Jimmy Alexander