Holy Cross Lutheran Church ELCA
Pastor Janice Hawley Image Pastor - Janice Hawley


Pastor Janice is a graduate of Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. She was called by Holy Cross in early June, 2019, and began serving as our pastor July 1. Prior to serving at Holy Cross, she was at Hillside Community Lutheran Church in Spring Hill, Kansas. She had been appointed to Spring Hill site by the Central States Synod Bishop as a Mission Developer in 2011 and was called by that congregation to be their first pastor when the church was chartered in 2014.

Office Project Manager Carrie Curnutte Image Office Project Manager - Carrie Curnutte


Carrie joined Holy Cross on January 4, 2021.
She was born and raised in St. Louis. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jim, and their two children, Jake and Jesse. She brings over 15 years of administrative experience in office management and will assist in the development and implementation of new projects for our Spirit-led team environment.

Social Media & AV Technical Director Court Templeton Image Social Media & AV Technical Director - Court Templeton


Court started with us on Monday, October 2nd as Holy Cross' new Social Media Coordinator. She will also be here on Sundays to assist with the AV technical support during our Sunday Worship Services. 

Praise Band Music Director Dave Reinking Image Praise Band Music Director - Dave Reinking
Dave is the Contemporary Worship Music Leader for Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Dave has been singing since he was 15 years old and traveled with a Christian Contemporary group, Captive Free, in 1979-80. Since then, he has sung in several praise bands. Dave is a commercial lender with over 35 years in the banking industry. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, exercise and have been officiating high school football in the St Louis Greater Metropolitan area for 26 years.

Organist & Choir Director Jack Hamill Image Organist & Choir Director - Jack Hamill
Jack joined Holy Cross Lutheran Church in November 2013 as choir accompanist and substitute organist.  In January 2015 he became choir director and organist as an independent contractor. In January 2020, he was added to staff.
He has Bachelor’s degrees in Organ Performance from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and Music Education from UMSL.  He also holds a Master’s Degree in Organ Performance from Webster University.  He has held positions in several Catholic,  Presbyterian, and Disciples of Christ Churches in the St. Louis area. He also taught General Music classes K-12 as well as elementary and high school band.
Since 2011 he has been the director of “Joyful Notes”, a senior citizens choir group that gives concerts in Senior Residences and organizations.