This week we would like to introduce you to Alan Cross. This North Bay Association Director of Missions is probably the MOST excited for the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting, taking place in New Orleans for the sole fact that he grew up there! Not only will he be getting to spend time with his national church family, but his family-family too! (He proudly sports a New Orleans Saints banner in his office at home!). This husband, father, and pastor at Petaluma Valley Baptist Church completed his MDiv at Golden Gate (now Gateway) and is currently completing a doctoral program at Fuller Seminary. Mr. Cross is a southerner at heart, having spent 40+ years between Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. However, he is regularly making it a point to get out into nature every weekend for a hike and enjoy the beautiful scenery Petaluma (and California) has to offer!