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John Hughes


John brings a rich, proven tradition of providing strategic leadership development for several non-profit organizations. He founded the Faith Based Leadership Training Institute at San Diego State University and has helped run organizations of all sizes. John has a Masters Degree in Social Work from San Diego State University.

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Success isn't found alone. It takes a team of dedicated people working together with the same goals in mind. At Simon Cross, we believe in the power of collaboration, and we partner with organizations who aren't afraid to sacrifice individual success for the greater good. From political fundraising to running multi-million dollar nonprofits, our team of experts is ready to help you take your leadership to the next level. Whether you're just starting out or you're looking to grow into your next phase, contact us today and let us know how we can partner with you to turn your faith into success. 

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Frank Wooden

Barbara Ybarra

Frank is the Director of Plant SoCal, a church planting organization.  He has worked with leaders and organizations across the nation and in Europe and has spoken before groups from 20 to over 1000. Frank holds a Masters Degree in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego.

Barbara brings more than 25 years of experience working with nonprofits, corporations, and government agencies. She is the resident fundraising expert at Simon Cross and also provides our clients a wealth of expertise in business development, strategic planning, and public affairs. Barbara holds an MBA in marketing and graduated from UCSB with a degree in political science.



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