Our Youth Team

Youth Ministry Staff is our full time youth ministry staff at Holy Cross.  They make sure the day-to-day operations are being performed, as well as cast a vision for our youth ministry.

  • David McClean, Youth Ministry Advisor
  • Brandon Grelle, Director of Youth Ministries
  • Jennifer Hohnbaum, Youth Ministry Coordinator


Youth Ministry Task Force is our proactive youth board whose main purpose is to make sure we are carrying out our mission statement while setting goals for our ministry, evaluating those goals, and communicates with the parents, inviting them to take on key roles in youth ministry here at Holy Cross.

  • Marti DeFord
  • Alan Delauney
  • Theresa Heilman
  • Emi Kreklau


A handful of our Small Group Leaders, not pictured are Becky Hufty and Jason “Tobes” Toberman

Small Group Leaders are trained adults, equipped to mentor youth by way of small group discussion during our weekly events as well as pursue Christ-centered relationships both at weekend retreats and going to student events.

  • Jason “Tobes” Toberman
  • Sara Petrisin
  • Jacob Petrisin
  • Rachel Grelle
  • Kelsey True
  • Hayden DeFord
  • Patrick Hanlon
  • Becky Hufty



Major Event or Specific Ministry Coordinators are parents who take on one event a year and work with the ministry team and youth core to organize that one event in order for the Youth Core to stay focused on the big picture and our Youth Ministry Team to focus on day-to-day operations and Small Group Leaders can focus in on building those relationships at every event possible.

Major Event Coordinators

  • Youth Cafe – Sherri Branaman
  • Chili Cook-Off and Dessert Auction – Michelle Miller and Rachel Grelle
  • 30 Hour Famine – Denise Hanania
  • Easter Breakfast – Linda Pardieck, Kristine Brown, The Vendeleys, Kim Reece
  • Confirmation Retreat – Kristine Brown
  • Awestruck – Vacant
  • Kick Off – Small Group Leaders
  • Church Picnic – Vacant
  • Ignite Retreat – Vacant
  • Sizzle Retreat – Vacant
  • IDYG Representative – Vacant
  • Jr. High Christmas Party – Vacant
  • Christmas Progressive Dinner – Sherri Leiner

Specific Ministry Coordinators 

  • Prayer Partners – Heather Bush
  • College Connection Ministry – Theresa Heilman
  • Youth Center Snack Coordinator – Linda Pardieck
  • RUA5 Coalition – Alan Dalauney
  • Guest Manager – Marti Deford


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