Staff

Pastoral Staff 

co Chuck Owens
Rector, mailbox@thechurchofthecross.net

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

Click for Pastor Jonathan's full bio.
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Assistant to the Rector,jcollins@thechurchofthecross.net

Click for Pastor Jason'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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Ted Favata
Church Sexton, tfavata@thechurchofthecross.net

Ted 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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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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Trevor Harden
Creative Designer and CrossPoint Worship Leader, tharden@thechurchofthecross.net

Trevor directs the CrossPoint worship band as well as designs and develops visual media including video, thematic art, ministry logos and presentation slides for Sunday morning services at the Cross Schools Campus.

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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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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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Katie McSavaney

Cross Schools Campus Children and Youth Ministry Leader, Email

Katie leads our Sunday school program on the Cross Schools Campus. She will also be leading our Middle School Youth Group program. Katie has been an active volunteer in our youth program for two years. Katie’s role is to facilitate and lead our volunteers and students in these areas of ministry.

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Angie Nicolini
Communication/Production Email

Angie is responsible for communication (website, enews, etc. ) and bulletin production. 

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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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Sheila Sulak
Office Coordinator, ssulak@thechurchofthecross.net

Sheila serves at the reception desk at the Parish Office. If you call the parish office, chances are she will be the voice on the other end of the line. 

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Heidi Toon
Historic Campus Sunday School Leader, htoon@thechurchofthecross.net

Heidi Toon leads our Sunday school program on the Historic Campus. She is on the Historic Campus each week as a go to person for the volunteers and families as well.

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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: Bonnie Linne, Barbara Scott, and Steve Markwood
Second Row: John Parker, Ray Cook, and Father Owens
Back Row: Pastor Jonathan Riddle and Pastor Jason Collins

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