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 Rohr

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 Mitchell

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 Wester

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 Powers

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.


The Rev. Susan Southwick - Deacon

Susan has been attending Holy Cross for years and officially became a Deacon in the church in October 2016.  She and her husband Dave are both excellent musicians and love being involved in various ministries of the church.



Heather Johnson – Director of Children’s Ministry

Heather is a native of the Trussville area.  She graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School in 1997 and Birmingham-Southern College in 2001.  She also holds a Master’s of Public Health degree in Maternal and Child Health from The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health.

Heather joined Holy Cross ten years ago.  She has been active in children’s ministry since that time.  She has led the youth group (EYC), taught Sunday school, planned Vacation Bible School, and volunteered in the nursery at various times in recent years.


“I am so excited about my work with the children of Holy Cross. I hope to use my passion for children and families to the glory of God”.

Heather lives in Trussville with her husband, Tyler, and their three children, Aiden, Noah, and Lily.



Susan Caraway – Volunteer Youth Director

Sydney Bodner – Nursery Staff

Amber Jean – Nursery Staff


David Meadows – Jr Warden

David and his wife, Ginger have 3 children and 2 grandchildren.  They have lived in Trussville for twenty years and he is a graduate of the University of Alabama.  David currently serves as the Junior Warden at Holy Cross.   When not working on the building and grounds of the church David enjoys riding motorcycles and wood working.


Bob Peterson

Bob made Holy Cross his church home about 12 years ago and now serves as a lector, a choir member, and is active in Men’s Bible Study and Cursillo.  He and his wife, Sue, have lived in Trussville for 25 years and have two married daughters and two teenage grandchildren.  Now retired, he spent most of his career in university administration.



Karen Mann

Karen and her husband Tom, have been members of Holy Cross since 2003.  Karen is a reader during the 10:30 service and a member of the meal teams.  She has helped over the years with VBS and the Angel Tree program. This is her second term on the Vestry, where fellowship seems to be her calling.

Fran Bramblette - Clerk of the Vestry

Fran has been a member of Holy Cross since 2004.  She has two children Gracie and Nick. In February of 2016 she began serving as clerk of the Vestry. She enjoys volunteering for VBS, helping with EYC and children's church. She is active in ECW and serves as the Coordinator of the Birmingham Convocation.

Roy Wood

Roy Wood has been a member of Holy Cross since 2007. As a life long Episcopalian he joined the church as a child in Chicago, Illinois. He served as an alter boy at St. George's where his mother was very active. She served on the alter guild and the Vestry. Following in her footsteps, Roy is a member of the Vestry and serves as a Crucifer at the 8 O'clock service. A retired journalists, he has lived and worked in Detroit, Chicago, New York and Los Angles before ending up here in Birmingham.


Always looking for a challenge Roy is a Certified SCUBA Diver, drummer and wants to be pilot having flown single engine aircraft and the channel 13 news helicopter.He now spends time with his other hobby model railroading. He has one son, Brandon who is married and lives in New York City.

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