Pastoral Staff: Cross and Crown Lutheran Church and School
Welcome, Welcome Back, and Thank You!
Thank you for trusting us with the gift of your children. The very lives God entrusts to you. When we get a moment to take a breath, it is an extraordinary thing to recognize life and lives trusted to us. We are always grateful. One of Jesus' short stories is about a being trusted with an enormous fortune. The good and faithful servants doubled the fortunes. (Matthew 25:14-30) Sometimes it is hard to imagine such growth when examined day by day. Still as Pastor of Cross and Drown I often hear people tell of memories with gratitude for the school and teachers from ancient times (50+ years ago)/ We take seriously this trust from you and from God.
I am delighted to participate with the school, not just at the School Board level, but also at Wednesday Chapel (9:00 a.m.), and Thursday Bible Study (8:30 for grades 3, 4, 5, and 6.) You may attend any time. We also have pop up "Let's ask Pastor Bill" time in classrooms. I am also available for any drop in discussion you may have of a pastor. My office is at the church entrance (the Preschool Drop Off), consider the open door and invitation to introduction and welcome. 
Of course, you are invited to worship on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. At 10:00 we have Kid's Club for 3-yr olds through 6th grade during the worship service. The children return to the service in time for communion with their families. 
Come and see...
Thank you again,
Pastor Bill
707-782-8703 cell and text 
Pastor - William J. Wessner


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Parish Administrator Kim Burns Image Parish Administrator - Kim Burns


Years of Experience: 20 years
Years at Cross and Crown: 13 years of employment, 22 years of membership
Education: MA Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, Santa Barbara
                    BA Psychology, University of California at Davis
Experience: 9 years working with emotionally disturbed adolescence and adults
                     1 year of Census work, Sonoma and Napa counties
                     9 years at Cross and Crown working as the Congregational Life Coordinator,
                     Youth Director and Office Manager
Personal Information: My husband and I have been married for over 25 years and have raised three daughters. Our oldest daughter is married and has a son.  We are originally from Santa Barbara, CA and have moved numerous time to arrive at our current location here in Rohnert Park in 2001. My hobbies include: spending time with my family, hiking, reading, cooking and socializing with friends.  
Reflection: I love my job here at Cross and Crown because it combines two of my favorite things: people and God. I am active in the church, outside of my job. Let me know how I can help make your time at Cross and Crown a rewarding experience.