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 to college students during the day and led Bible studies at night. In 2010, Ben moved back to the States to attend Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary where he earned his Masters of Divinity in 2014.
Ben and his wife, Kim, moved to the Treasure Valley in 2014 to begin work at Cross of Christ. Kim works remotely as an event planner and marketing coordinator for Grow in Grace. She also watches their young son, Zeke. She loves getting together with other people any chance she gets!
Beginning in late 2016, Ben shifted his focus to a new worship location for Cross of Christ. He is excited and thankful for the opportunity to be a missionary on behalf of Cross of Christ in the north Meridian area.