Randy Cross is director of leadership development for the Dakotas Conference of The United Methodist Church. A member of the Dakotas Conference, Randy served previously as pastor of First United Methodist Church, Rapid City, South Dakota, and served congregations in the Red River Valley of North Dakota. He received a B.A. in Latin from the University of North Dakota in 1977 and a Master of Theology from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 1981.
Randy has written Christian education material for many years. He is married to Cheri Cross. They have two sons, Aaron and Adam.