ELDERS

Our elders/shepherds have responsibility for the oversight of the church body and the shepherding of its members.

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Dale Cannon

Dale and Becky grew up in California in Christian families. In fact, Dale is a preacher’s kid. They met at Pepperdine and were married in 1963. They are blessed to have two sons and three grandsons. Dale is a retired psychologist, and Becky is a retired first grade teacher. Dale and Becky were among the original members of Southside (now Cross Tower) in 1976, but then they moved to Dallas in 1980. Dale served as an elder of the church in Duncanville, TX, from 1989-1994. They have been back at Cross Tower since 1994, and Dale has served as an elder here since 1997. He enjoys participating in the Spanish ministry.

Mike Dennis

Mike accepted Christ and was baptized in 1963 and has served as an elder of the Cross Tower church since 2004. Mike and his wife Linda were married in 1973 and have lived in Kansas City, Missouri; Exton, Pennsylvania, and Kamloops, British Columbia before moving to SLC in 1992. Mike is an engineer, working in the mining industry, and Linda is a retired elementary school librarian. They have three grown children: Ryan, Haley, and Joey. “We love this family and enjoy serving God and this community with our brothers and sisters at Cross Tower.”

DAN HAGERMAN

Dan is a native Michigander and works as a specification writer for an architectural firm. The Hagermans moved to Utah in 2010 for Dan's work. Lois and Dan have been married for 33 years and have three adult daughters. Lois is a literacy aide at Oquirrh Elementary School and takes special interest in helping the senior saints here at Southside.
Dan was baptized when he was ten. He served as a deacon with the Grandville church of Christ in Grand Rapids, Michigan prior to moving to Utah. He has been a shepherd at Cross Tower since April of 2014. His ministry work includes oversight of the adult Bible school program.
Dan and Lois love the natural beauty of Utah and feel blessed to be a part of the family of God at Cross Tower.

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Jeff Oliverson

Jeff has lived in Utah his entire life. He attended the LDS church until age 17. He was previously married and had one child from that marriage. "I have felt that God has always been a part of my life and I knew the time had come to find out what he wanted me to do with my life. He started attending Southside (now Cross Tower) in 1989 and was baptized soon after. He met LeeAnn at Southside, and they were married in 1990. The Oliversons have 2 grown children, Megan and Christopher, who have both grown up and been a part of Southside.
Jeff is a Regional manager for a European machinery company. Jeff enjoys playing guitar, piano, singing and writing songs. He holds a private pilot's license and enjoys flying. He is quite handy and has remodeled many parts of their home; he enjoys mechanical endeavors and fixing just about anything. Cross Tower has been Jeff's home ever since he became a Christian. Jeff has enjoyed his service at Cross Tower and has been involved with most everything including maintenance, teaching both children and adult classes, serving as a ministry leader, song leader, committees from Finance to Elder- selection and everything in between."

Steve Osborn

Steve was baptized in 1971. From the earliest memories his life has been shaped by Christian friends and family. He and his wife, Suzan, are both from Oklahoma. They were married in 1982 and have three children; two daughters, a son-in-law, and two grandsons that live in Texas, and a son that is in college. Before moving to Utah in 1995, they lived in Sacramento,CA, Houston,TX, and Norman, OK. Steve has served as a shepherd since 2001. He enjoys teaching Bible class, loves children, and feels tremendously blessed to worship with God’s family at Cross Tower.

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MARK SWAN

Mark accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and was baptized in 1967 at the tender age of 10. Mark and his wife Terri met while attending the Four Seasons Road Church of Christ in Bloomington, IL where Terri’s father was an elder. Mark and Terri were married in 1978. After Mark received his undergraduate degrees in accounting and business administration, he and Terri moved to Salt Lake City in 1979 so he could attend law school at the University of Utah. They have 3 grown children (a daughter and two sons), a son-in- law and 2 grandchildren. They are lucky to have all of their children and grandchildren living in Utah. Mark maintains a solo legal practice, and Terri works as the Operations Manager at a local community bank. Both Mark and Terri have been actively involved with the churches of Christ in the Salt Lake valley since moving to Utah. Before it merged with the Southside Church of Christ (now Cross Tower), Mark was a deacon and elder at the Church of Christ that met in downtown Salt Lake City. After the merger of the two congregations Mark has served in various capacities at Cross Tower, which includes being a ministry team leader, teacher and worship leader. Mark and Terri love the family feeling at Cross Tower and its dedication to the teaching of God’s Word. Mark has served as an elder and shepherd at Cross Tower since 2014.

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Bill Tyson

Bill was born in Salt Lake City in 1949 and grew up in a family with three younger sisters. The family attended the Congregational Church where Bill’s parents were very active. Sharon grew up in southern Idaho and became a Christian 1958 when a group came to their small town to start Magic Valley Christian College on the old state school campus. She moved to Salt Lake after graduation from Pepperdine. She and Bill met in 1971. Bill graduated from the University of Utah in 1972 and they were married that summer. Bill was baptized just before daughter Jennifer was born in 1976. Bill has been working as an engineer for PacifiCorp (formerly Utah Power and Light), for 30+ years. They have two children. Jen and Chris Cassity live in Murray and have two girls. Ben and Kelly Tyson live in Wichita, KS and have a girl and two boys. Bill has been a shepherd of the Cross Tower family since 2003.