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.
Janice Ridgeway – Parish Administrator
Janice was born and raised in Birmingham. She and her husband, Dale, have resided in the City of Clay for the past 20 years and are members of Mount Calvary Presbyterian Church in Clay. Janice retired in 2012 after over 44 years of service in the Jefferson County Merit System (31 years with the City of Birmingham and over 13 years with the Jefferson County Commission).
In May 2018, Janice came out of retirement to work with the rector, staff, and congregation of the Church of the Holy Cross as the new Parish Administrator.
Justin Finch – Organist and Music Director
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.
Cissy has been a member of Holy Cross for many years. She recently moved back to the Trussville area in 2015 and is so happy to be “back home!” She currently serves on the altar as server and chalice. Before moving away she served three times on the Vestry of Holy Cross and was very much involved in the workings of the church.
While out of state, she remained a pledging member never transferring membership, as she consider this her home church. She has worked for the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama and several churches, both in Alabama and Mississippi. She was happily married to the late Rev. J. Hunter Isaacs, who served as an Episcopal Priest.
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.
Reese and his wife Deanna have been members of Holy Cross since 2005. He is a part of the eight o’clock service as Crucifer, Server, Lector, and LEM. He has served on the vestry twice in the past, once for the three-year term and once to fill a vacant seat for one year. He has been both Junior Warden and Senior Warden during past service. He attends the Men’s Bible Study on Friday mornings. Reese is also a U.S. Army Veteran and he is presently the Service Manager of an automotive repair company.
Louise has been Episcopalian all of my life and regularly attends the eight o’clock service. She and her husband Jack, moved to Trussville in 1983, where she taught at the Middle School for 24 years and he coached at Hewitt-Trussville High School. She is an active member of the ECW; and also participates when it is our church’s week to deliver Meals on Wheels. She considers her time on the vestry as a way to give back and serve the Lord and our church.
Fran grew up at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Huffman. She was confirmed at St. Michael’s at the age of eleven and was active in EYC, loved keeping the nursery and helping with Children’s Church. As an adult, she continued to attend St. Michael’s as well as St. Stephen’s in Cahaba Heights. She has two children, Gracie and Nick. As they began to grow, she realized she wanted to attend an Episcopal church in the same community in which she was raising my family. It did not take long to make Holy Cross their home. Holy Cross is a small church but a great big family—a family that she loves. She has been a member of Holy Cross since 2004 and has helped led Children’s Church since 2014. She has served as President of ECW for several years. She recently served as the clerk of the vestry for two years. Fran also enjoy assisting VBS every year and currently serves as the ECW Coordinator of the Birmingham Convocation. She currently teaches our middles school Sunday school class…which are all boys so far!
James Patterson – Treasurer
James, his wife Christina, and daughter Gracen Anne moved to Trussville in 2017, and quickly found their place at Holy Cross. James is a retired State Trooper Captain, and Christina will be teaching at Cahaba Elementary in the fall of 2018, where Gracen is a student. As Treasurer, James volunteers his time and abilities to help manage the financial affairs of the church, and to keep the Vestry fully informed as to the churches financial condition. The Patterson's love to travel in their RV and spend their free time enjoying seeing this wonderful world we all share.