Staff

Pastoral Staff 

co Chuck Owens
Rector, mailbox@thechurchofthecross.net

Click here for Father Owens' full bio.
jr Jonathan Riddle        
Assistant to the Rector, jriddle@thechurchofthecross.net

Click for Pastor Jonathan's full bio.

Ministry Team (alphabetical by last name)

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Mike Cole
Organist,

Mike uses his skills to bless our Traditional and Blended worship from the bench of arguably the finest tracker organ in this area. 

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Howard Duff
Historic Campus Gracetime Worship Leader, hduff@thechurchofthecross.net

Howard directs the music and praise band for the Gracetime service at Calhoun Street on Saturdays at 5:28pm.

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Risa Grace
Rector's Assistant, rgrace@thechurchofthecross.net

Risa is Father Owens' personal assistant as well as the contact for coordinating weddings, baptisms, funerals and special services.

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Josh Hicks
Audio Visual Technican, jhicks@thechurchofthecross.net

Josh serves as audio visual technician on our Cross Schools Campus.

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Regine Johnson
Financial Administrator, rjohnson@thechurchofthecross.net

Regine provides leadership in the areas of finance, administration, human resources, technology and facilities.

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Clydia Koch
Production Coordinator, ckoch@thechurchofthecross.net

Clydia is responsible for weekly bulletins and powerpoint presentations for our Historic Campus Worship Services.

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Sheryl Maddux
Lay Ministry Coordinator and Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator, smaddux@thechurchofthecross.net

As Lay Ministry Coordinator and Youth Ministry Coordinator, Sheryl oversees adult and youth groups, study, fellowship and accountability groups as well as coordinates shepherding and assimilating new volunteers to selected ministries. She motivates and works with all groups in brainstorming, event planning, etc. 

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Pam Redman
Historic Campus Sunday Morning Worship Leader, Email

Pam directs music, handbells and Sunday Singers for the 8:00am and 10:00am services at the Historic Campus on Sunday mornings.

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Jordan Ross
CrossPoint Worship Leader,  jordanrossmusic@gmail.com

Jordan serves as Worship Leader on our Cross Schools Campus.

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 Micah Smith

Middle School and High School Youth Group Leader, msmith@thechurchofthecross.net

Micah currently serves as the Middle School Youth Minister and teacher for our Wednesday Night youth program. He has worked as a Bible teacher in ministry since 2009 and led youth groups in Beaufort for three years before moving to Bluffton.

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Sheila Sulak
Receptionist, ssulak@thechurchofthecross.net

Sheila's voice is most likely the voice you will hear when you call the Parish Office, answering questions and helping guide parishioners with their needs.

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Heidi Toon
Historic Campus Assistant in Technology/Administration, and Historic Campus Sunday School Leader, htoon@thechurchofthecross.net

Heidi assists in the areas of finance, technology and administration, including website updates and the enewsletter. Heidi also leads our Sunday school program on the Historic Campus. She is on the Historic Campus each week as a go to person for volunteers and families.

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Church Sexton, dswade.242@gmail.com

Dan serves the church and congregation by stewarding the facilities so as to maintain a clean and safe environment for worship and other facets of our life together.

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Amy Weaver
Children's Ministry Assistant, aweaver@thechurchofthecross.net

Amy is the administrative assistant to Children's Ministries and oversees the nursery on both campuses. She is also the coordinator for American Heritage Girls, a Christ-centered ministry for girls that is dedicated to building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country.

The Vestry of The Church of the Cross

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Front Row: Pastor Jonathan Riddle, Bonnie Linne, Natalie Mann and Michael Walther
Back Row: Stew Brown, Ray Cook, Mill Simmons and Father Chuck Owens

The Church of the Cross Vestry is a special group of folks who have been called to serve the Lord and this very special congregation at my side. They understand the magnitude of our corporate and personal blessings; and they understand, too, that with these blessings comes the obligation to bless others in His Name - praise God! their goals are simple: be mindful of the challenge before us to make a Kingdom difference in our time for all time; and to grasp even more firmly the faith that is ours and instill in us an even greater will to reach and risk boldly for the Lord in ways that others might say are beyond "the cutting edge." Last year Bishop Lawrence shared with me his belief that few vestries anywhere are grappling with such a far reaching vision and taking so seriously their calling to be good stewards, not just of the present realities, but also of future opportunities. My admiration for the Vestry the Lord has called to serve Him in this place is unbounded.

In His power and for His glory,

Father Chuck Owens