Pastor Ben Workentine graduated from Martin Luther College (New Ulm, MN) in 2008. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he moved to East Asia where, for two years, he taught English during the day to college students and led Bible studies at night. In 2010, Ben moved back to the States to attend Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary earning his Masters in Divinity in 2014, which included a year of internship at Holy Word in Austin, TX.
Ben accepted the Call to Cross of Christ in June 2014 and he and his new wife, Kim moved to the Treasure Valley in August 2014.
In January, 2016, Ben and Kim were blessed with their first born child Ezekiel. The three of them now live in Meridian, a great home base as Ben begins work with the second site of Cross of Christ.