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Josh CroSS

Assistant Pastor  (Students and Families)

 

Josh serves as assistant pastor giving oversight to our ministry for students and their families. Born and raised in Cleveland and serving as a leader for our students, Josh has a long history here in our Westwood family.  He is a graduate of Chattanooga State and Bryan College, and completed his M.Div. at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry in Leadership at the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Josh is passionate about serving families and students in order to see them grow in their relationship with Christ. He and his wife Leslie, who also grew up through our church family, have 3 children, Chandler, Aniston, and Hannah.

Emily cline

Middle School Girls Coordinator

 

Emily was born and raised in Cleveland and has been a lifelong member of Westwood. She is married to her college sweetheart, Hunter, and together they have a daughter Izzy. She is a stay at home mom who loves the arts and to create in all aspects from crafting to music to theater. She loves a good cup of coffee and all things Disney.

From a young age Emily always knew she wanted to work with children in some aspect and has served in many areas at Westwood doing just that. Through her 15 years in AWANA she learned the importance of memorizing scripture and spending time in God’s Word while also learning how to apply those disciplines to her daily life. 

Speaking the truth of God’s Word to students while living life along side them is just one of the many reasons Emily is excited to be a part of the Student Ministry Leadership.

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Michaela Andersen 

Ministry Assistant 

Hi! I’m Michaela. I was born in Cleveland, and I have attended Westwood with my family since I was born. When I was 6, my family moved to Honduras for 8 years to serve as missionaries. I’m currently a senior at Lee University working towards a degree in Communications, and I work at Westwood as an administrative assistant and receptionist. I have served in the student ministry for over a year now, and have loved it! I am excited to continue serving, growing in Christ alongside the students, and seeing the amazing things God will do in and through the student ministry. 

chad haun

Pastoral Associate (Student Ministries)

Chad has been a follower of Jesus since he was 9 years old. He has been married to his wife, Lauren, for 17 years. Chad and Lauren have 7 children: 3 biological and 4 adopted. He is currently a seminary student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chad works for the Cleveland City Fire Department and Ocoee Glass & Design Co. Chad and Lauren currently reside in Cleveland, TN.
 

lauren haun

College Ministry Leader

 

Lauren has been a follower of Jesus since she was 7 years old. Lauren has been married to her husband, Chad, for 17 years. Chad and Lauren have 7 children: 3 biological children and 4 adopted. Lauren has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Lee University and a Masters of Education from Walden University. Lauren is a full time mother and works part time for Lifeline Children Services as a Caseworker. Lauren also cofounded Hope 4 One Ministries. Lauren and her husband reside in Cleveland, TN.

Dallas bunton

Middle School Boys Coordinator

 

Hi there! My name is Dallas Samuel Bunton III, named after my dad and grandpa on my dad’s side of the family. I am a 23-year-old college graduate with a Bachelor of Sciences in Youth Ministry. In other words, I’m a young man who has dedicated his life to serving God through ministry to young people. I have been working with Westwood youth for 2 years now, with this year being my third year here! Some of my hobbies include creative writing, origami, hiking, and gaming. I have a passion for serving others and I adore sharing the love of Jesus with students! I am so excited to get to continue to work with your young people, and I look forward to all the great things that are in store for this next youth ministry year!

Hannah Kinney

Ministry Assistant

Hi, I’m Hannah! I grew up here, in Cleveland, and was raised here at Westwood. After graduating from high school at Walker Valley, I attended Bryan College and got my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I am currently teaching 4-year-olds at the Day School at Westwood and working on my Master’s Degree in Education. I serve as a ministry assistant for our student ministry. I am passionate about students and students knowing why they believe what they believe.

Josh muncey

High School Boys Coordinator

 

Josh Muncey graduated from Walker Valley High School in 2009. He has lived in Cleveland for almost 16 years, all of which he has attended Westwood Baptist Church. He spent three summers as a summer missionary serving Bradley County and Cleveland through Ocoee Outreach. He has worked as a manager for about six years at numerous Zaxby's locations in Tennessee as well as Texas. He has also worked in athletics both at Lee University and Boyd Buchanan School. Josh is currently attending Lee University working towards a degree in teaching. 

Jennifer sacca

High School Girls Coordinator

 

Jennifer was born and raised in Cleveland, where her family attended Westwood from the time she was 4. Working several years in the insurance industry and then staying home to raise her children, she felt called to go back to school at Lee University, where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology Education. Jennifer now teaches Biology at Walker Valley High School, where her husband of 20 years, Wade Sacca, teaches Engineering. They have 3 children, Matthew, who lives in Chattanooga, and at home, Cole and Sydney. She has directed the children's choir at Westwood for over 10 years and is very involved in the music ministry. Jennifer loves to interact with students while guiding them to love scripture and grow in a genuine relationship with the Lord.

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