Meet Our Leaders

Scott Rutan


Scott joined the pastoral team in 2017. He is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Scott completed a combined medical residency in internal medicine and pediatrics in 2015 and currently works as a hospitalist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as well as a pediatrician for Nationwide Children’s Urgent Care network. He and his wife Jessica have 3 children: Silas, Calvin, and Naomi. Together, they lead the Clintonville/Grandview Missional Community. They are particularly passionate about God’s call to make disciples of all nations and are currently pursuing an opportunity to serve long-term in South Asia.

Scott Burns

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The gospel of Christ has been the growing center of Scott’s life for over 30 years and counting.  It is his purpose on the planet….to glorify God by rejoicing in the life Christ has brought and advancing that gospel by Spirit”s power. His heart and efforts go into seeing God glorified through multiplication of thriving gospel families (missional communities) that love the people around them, together showing them Christ in word and deed.

Scott and Melissa have been married for 18 years and have 4 children (Madison, Kale, Avery, Chloe).  Scott serves as a pastor at Cross City, leading the Thurman missional community and serving in the areas of  preaching and  setting vision.  He holds a Bachelors in Business Management and a Masters of Divinity  and has been in the ministry for the past 19 years.  While Scott is an Ohio import from California, Melissa’s family has deep roots in Marion, Ohio.

Ken Flower

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Ken and Beth Flower (with June, Jackson, and Henry) lead the Hanford St. Missional Community and are proud to call the South Side home.  Ken serves Cross City Church as an elder and pastor and his role is to equip the Cross City family to do the work of ministry through preaching, leading a missional community, coaching and training existing and future leaders, and overseeing the musicians who serve every Sunday at Cross City.  Ken was equipped to serve the church through formal training (Masters Degrees from Talbot School of Theology) and a lot of informal equipping in the context of other Gospel communities.  Ken spends his work days as the marketing and development director for a local public library. Beth hails from Colorado (and Wyoming) and Ken from the great state of Virginia.  They met and got hitched in California and are glad to now call Columbus home.

Jay Hobbs

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Part-time thinker, full-time husband, daddy, pastor, and baseball fan, Jay and his family have been part of the Cross City Church family since they moved out from California to German Village in the summer of 2011. A graduate of California Baptist University, Jay’s daytime role is as director of communications and marketing at Heartbeat International, a pro-life nonprofit serving 2,000 pregnancy help organizations and rescuing over 3,000 babies every week.

Jay has served on the pastoral staff since early 2014, and leads the Markison missional community family along with his wife, Janelle and their two daughters, Anabelle (2010) and Lucy (2014).