Our Team

Holy Cross is a presbyterian church. That means literally that it is elder led. We are a church that is led by two offices, elders and deacons. Elders are men elected from the congregation to govern and spiritually nurture the members of the church. Deacons are men elected to serve the congregation in mercy and care. Pastors are elders called to serve the church in preaching, teaching, and leading in a vocational way. 


  • Jake  Bennett

    Lead PASTOR (called)

    Holy Cross is excited to announce that our church voted to extend a call to Jake Bennett as our Lead Pastor! Jake is currently serving as the Executive Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, TN, and must be approved by the Blue Ridge Presbytery before taking his call at Holy Cross, which will likely happen the last week in January 2024. Jake is a native of Maryland, the husband of Rebekah, and the father of Anna, Micah, Elizabeth, Lydia, and Luke. We look forward to welcoming the Bennetts to the Valley early next year!

  • Kent Woodrow

    Associate PASTOR

    Kent is our Associate Pastor, overseeing our next generation ministries, small groups, and a lot of our operational needs. He is husband to Anna, father to Melody and Summer, a lover of novel board games, passionate to see people embrace and grow in their Savior, and the least likely African you'll ever meet.


Jason Bailey

Abe Halterman

Daniel Hancock

Jason McCall

Jerry Seager