Staff

Meet the staff of Cross Lutheran


Pastor Sherry Morrison-Russell

Sherry Morrison-Russell
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Sherry Morrison-Russell joined us on June 15, 2014 as our new Pastor. A native of St. Clair Shores and Detroit, she graduated from Edwin Denby High School, Wayne State University and Gettysburg Seminary in Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Cross she served congregations in Queens, New York, Winchester, Virginia, Centreville, Virginia and Norcross, Georgia.

A newly-wed, Pastor Sherry met her husband, David, through God's intervention in Atlanta four years ago and they were married in March 2014. David is also a native of Detroit and both were delighted to return to their Michigan roots where they still have family in the area.

Her gift for community ministry and love of the variety of church music and liturgical settings along with her up-beat and loving nature has made Pastor Sherry a natural fit for Cross. We are thrilled to welcome her and look forward to her continued ministry and guidance in the years to come.


Deb Jones

Deb Jones
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That pleasant voice that you hear on the phone at our church belongs to Deb Jones. 2017 marked her 30th year with Cross. She handles the phones, the bulletins, the newsletters, the email, the computers, new software, and she always manages to have time to listen! She's a blessing to us.

Judy Teller assists Deb in the office a few days a week. She covers phones, proofreads, copies and covers for Deb when she is away.


Kim Kaufman

Kim Kaufman

Kim Kaufman was born in Michigan and attended Oakland University, receiving degrees in Technical Theater Arts (stage lighting and sound engineering) and in Vocal Music. He was the sound engineer at Meadowbrook Music Festival before joining ABC television (WXYZ-7). He is married to Randi, and between them have four children and four grandchildren. Kim has been a professional church musician for over thirty years, and enjoys modeling the late steam era C & O Railway.


Penny VanHaverbeck

Penny VanHaverbeck
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The Cross nursery coordinator since 2011, Penny VanHaverbeck, helps to provide care for little ones all morning. She regularly updates toys & supplies, and keeps a clean & tidy space for children (up to age 5).


Mike Pedica

Mike Pedica
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Mike Pedica has been a member of Cross Lutheran since 1987 and became custodian at Cross in January 2014. Mike is a member of the Praise Choir, Kristus Bells and the director of the Cross-Eyed Impersonators drama ministry. Mike and his wife, Robin, have two sons, Alex and Zack, who were raised and confirmed at Cross.