I was ordained and installed as the pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church on June 21, 2015. Before attending Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, I met my wife, Liz, while we were students at Michigan State University. I’ve worked for Apple, as a TV news producer, technology columnist and public relations social media specialist. Liz works as an independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay. Liz and I have three kids, Rebekah, Ezekiel, and Grace. My kids attend Oxford Public Schools and our preschool here at Holy Cross. If you have any questions about the church, about Christianity, or about me reach out via email or Twitter.
My husband, Steve and I reside in Oxford with two daughters, Kristen 18 years old and Caitlin 16 years old & our lab Prince! Both girls were students here at Holy Cross Christian Preschool and are now successful High School/College students. I have been a church member at Holy Cross for 25 years now. This will be my 12th year at Holy Cross Preschool. My educational background includes a child development associate credential, an associates degree in early childhood development, a bachelor’s in business, and hundreds of training hours in early childhood education. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone. I’m excited for the friendships, field trips, messy art projects, science experiments, Bible lessons and organized chaos that is preschool!
Ministry Coordinator and organist
Growing up in Mid-Michigan I was actively involved in the music programs at my church. I took classes at Lansing Community College and Concordia University, Ann Arbor. I met my husband, Derek while working at Echo Grove Camp. In 2014, we welcomed our daughter, Annabelle into our family. I've served as an organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Berrien Springs. In 2015, we moved to the Metro Detroit area in order to be closer to family and became members at Holy Cross soon after. I am so thankful to be a part of the music ministry here. If you sing or play an instrument or know someone who does and would like to be involved in music at church, please let me know. No prior music experience necessary! Email me or just catch me at church on Sunday. I would be more than happy to talk with you!
I joined the team at Holy Cross as Communications Lead in June 2017. After graduating from Oakland University in 2005 with a degree in Journalism I worked for a few newspapers before shifting into freelance work so I could stay home with my two children. When both kids were old enough to attend school I stepped back into the workforce, eventually joining with JAE Jewelers in Oxford as their Marketing and Media Manager. Through them I got involved with the Oxford community and met Pastor Matt through the our mutual involvement with the Oxford Chamber of Commerce. He encouraged me to apply for the position of Communications Lead when it became available and now here I am! I currently live in the village of Metamora with my husband, Andy, and our kids, Kat and Josh. Feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com
sunday school coordinator
I am excited to be a part of Sunday School at Holy Cross as it grows. I put together lesson plans and recruit the teachers and aides. If you have questions about Sunday School, email me. I am married to Pastor Matt and we have three kids. I have an in-home business and love to spend time with family and friends.