The Rev. Wes Sharp – Rector/Priest
Wes holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida, and a Certificate of Anglican Studies from Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin.
Janet Prewett – Parish Administrator
Janet was born and reared in Birmingham. She and George, her husband of 41 years, are members of Clearbranch United Methodist Church. Their daughter Natalie is a social worker. After 25 years as a commercial artist, Janet came to Holy Cross in 2003. Since that time, she has worked with five rectors and developed many warm relationships with parishioners. She finds the work demanding but rewarding. She often states that “the roughest part is the four-minute drive from my home.”
Justin Finch – Choir Master and Organist
Justin Finch has been the Organist & Director of Music at Church of the Holy Cross since 2014 and was instrumental in the purchase of our current organ. Justin received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Montevallo in 2006. Before coming to Holy Cross, he served as Organist & Director of Music for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Montevallo for almost 12 years.
In addition to his church work, Justin is the band director and music teacher at Brighton School and assistant band director at Hueytown Middle and High Schools.
Justin lives in downtown Birmingham with is wife Susan, daughter Ella, and pets Sam and Atticus.
Mac McQueen – Sr Warden
Mac has been a member of Holy Cross since 1991. He and his wife Linda have raised 2 boys here in Trussville. He has been a vestry member for 2 years, Junior warden for 2 years and now the Senior warden. Mac also sings in the choir and is quoted as saying “I Love this little church. Please come and join us!”
Mike has been an active part of Holy Cross since 1990 when he started dating his now wife Elaine who was a member. He is a barbecue enthusiast, a target shooter, and for the last nineteen years a Social Studies teacher in Jefferson County. He is currently at Clay-Chalkville Middle School. Mike can usually be found with his nose in a history book while his wife is warming up with the choir between services.
Tom has been attending Holy Cross as a dedicated 8 o’clocker since 2012. He is currently a Mechanical Engineering student at UAB, and he also works in auto parts sales. He enjoys fast cars, long weekends, and sunset walks on the beach.
Cindy is a member of the Holy Cross Flower Guild, the Office Angels, ECW, the Garden Ministry, and the Mission Team. She, along with her husband, Bill and daughter Becky, usher at the 10:30 morning service. Cindy is a retired elementary special education teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, Cole and Lily, gardening, reading, and playing bridge.
Bonnie and her husband Ken along with their daughter, Piper have been members of Holy Cross since 2010. She is a project coordinator for a local telecommunications engineering/site acquisition firm.
Bonnie’s love for Cursillo led her to serving as our Cursillo representative. Bonnie serves in many capacities at Holy Cross such as a Eucharistic Minister and Crucifer alongside her daughter, Piper who is an acolyte. She also serves as a part-time member of the choir. Bonnie has helped over the years with VBS and Angel tree and is a member of the meal team. Bonnie is also our Camp McDowell liaison and when not in church, you can find her up at wonderful, wonderful Camp McDowell. When not at church or at Camp McDowell, Bonnie is at the barn with her daughter and at horse shows. Bonnie enjoys spending time with her family at the beach, camping, bird watching, canoeing, hiking and hunting.
Jane Shirmer – Treasurer
Jane was introduced the Episcopalian life 1989 as she remained a Southern Baptist and Methodist lay member. In 2015 she finally crossed over the line to become a confirmed Episcopalian. Serving our communities as a YMCA professional for 28 years and becoming a true Episcopalian have been the best years of my life. She began attending Holy Cross in 2016 and became the Treasurer at the beginning of 2017.