Gayla Thompson

Wedding Manager

Wedding/Marriage, Weddings and Memorials

Having been on this beautiful, nature filled, 33-acre campus since early 2000, Gayla values its history and is enthusiastic to share it with you.

She has the relational gift of helping couples create a space to celebrate the happiest day of their lives or supporting a family as they honor their loved one. She directs a team of hardworking, coordinators who share that love and listen closely to help bring your vision to life.

In her role as the Guest Services Director, Gayla wants you to feel at home here at Crossline, so that you want to be here.  When you are here, you meet people.  When you meet people, you connect. When you connect, you return.  When you return, you hear and see the gospel in action. Then you live it and share it.

Gayla lives in Aliso Viejo and has been married to Tim for 23 years. Together they have one adult daughter, Tara, and two black and white Shih-Tzus.

Prior to joining Crossline, she taught elementary school for the Long Beach Unified School District and was a substitute teacher at Aliso Viejo Christian School.  On a day off, you will most likely find her shopping, spending time with family, friends and dogs, or seasonal decorating.  In the fall, her time is spent preparing costumes and organizing volunteers for the ever-popular, annual Journey to Bethlehem at Crossline.

Guilty pleasure:  crispy, seasoned steak fries.  Extra guilty pleasure: a side of Ranch dressing.