Holy Cross Lutheran Church ELCA
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 seving 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


Carrie joined Holy Cross on January 4, 2021.
Carrie 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. Carrie enjoys a good Netflix binge, singing and playing music with a group of friends, but can mostly be found on the sidelines watching her children play sports. Carrie 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 and Community Outreach Coordinator - Marcus Benson


Marcus joined the Holy Cross team on August 1, 2020.
At that time, he was two semesters away from graduating from St. Charles Community College with a degree in Marketing.
Marcus teaches dance at both Dance Plus Dance Studio and Pointe of Surrender Dance Studio.
Prior to coming to Holy Cross, Marcus was Visual Design Technician at Stash Home.

Organist - 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.