About: Rick is a follower of Jesus, husband of Jessie, and father of Madi, Becca, Andrew, and Luke. He planted Holy Cross in 2009. His passion is to see people and the entire city transformed by the renewing work of the Holy Spirit through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is a wanna-be musician, biblical scholar, and football junkie.
Education: Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando; Bachelor of Arts (Religion) from James Madison University.
Duties: Besides prayer, Rick is responsible for preaching, setting and casting vision, congregational care, and developing leaders.
Director of Worship and Administration
About: Jason is a follower of Jesus, husband of Lesley and father of Isaac, Jackson, Analeigh and Patrick. He joined our staff in 2009 as a the Part-time Director of Worship and came on full-time in 2013. He is passionate about sharing with people the beauty of being image bearers of God. To him, worshiping Jesus is more than just singing on Sunday morning. It is a way of living Monday-Saturday.
Education: Bachelor of Arts (Media Arts and Design, Music Industry Minor) from James Madison University.
Duties: Besides prayer, Jason directs all worship components for Holy Cross, both for Sunday morning and throughout the week. He works to continually develop a contextual voice for our music, congregational care, and developing leaders. He also directs office administration and finance.
Director Of Shepherding
ABOUT: Jason is a follower of Jesus, husband of Kiley, and father of Spencer, Evie, and Atticus. Jason joined our staff in July of 2015. He is passionate about seeing God’s people grow through prayer, fellowship, and study so that they can live lives that seek the flourishing of others. Jason is a charter member of the Baby Jogger Racing Association.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from Grove City College.
DUTIES: Besides prayer, Jason oversees our small group and educational ministries as well as our membership process. He works to develop rich community in which people are shaped by the gospel and can know others, be fully known and be fully loved.
Sarah is the glue that keeps everything running smoothly. Throughout the week you will find her doing everything from spearheading all of our congregational communication to administrating volunteer schedules to being a first time mother to Penelope! On Sundays you might see her singing on the worship team, serving on the welcome team, or about a half a dozen other things... she really does it all!
Peter is a deacon in both congregations and the primary worship leader at HC East. He and his wife Paige have two kids (and one on the way): Reagan and Lincoln.