Meet our staff members who faithfully lead and serve at Holy Cross!
Pastor Craig is a native of Grafton, Wisconsin, and was born and baptized into the Christian faith in 1990. He attended Lutheran Grade School and High School and was confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton, Wisconsin in 2005. Following high school, he attended Concordia University Wisconsin, where he met his wife, Christa, and majored in
pre-seminary studies and theological languages. In the fall of 2013, he began studies at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. During his vicarage, he served at St. John's Lutheran Church in Arnold, Missouri, and Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. In April 2017, he received his first call into the ministry to serve, once again, at Holy Cross and to partner with Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal City, Missouri. He was ordained and installed as pastor of Holy Cross on July 30, 2017.
Pastor Craig was blessed to be raised by his parents, Tom and Jody, in a Christian home, alongside his younger brother, Kirk. He is married to Christa, a music teacher at Providence Classical Christian Academy in St. Louis. They have two children, Samuel and Andrew.
His favorite Bible verse is his confirmation verse:
Michael is a lifelong member of Holy Cross. He has served as the church organist and secretary since the mid 1980s. He has served as the church custodian since 1995.
Michael loves his church and when asked about his favorite part of Holy Cross, he says, "I love that it's a friendly church that teaches and preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ!"