• Pastor Cliff Bira

    Pastor Cliff Bira has been the Pastor at HC for 36 years. He graduated from Concordia Seminary in Fort Wayne in 1981 with a Masters of Divinity Degree.  He has been married to Carolyn for 41 years, and is the proud father of two grown daughters (both married) and the proud 'papa' to three grandsons and two granddaughters. Pastor Cliff sees HC as a "training center", where God's people discover their God-given Life purpose and mission for serving and reaching their community for Christ.  Pastor Cliff is a charter graduate of the Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership, and has completed four years of training from the Pastoral Leadership Institute. He is also a Certified Mission Coach working with new church planters, church workers, and churches working toward missional revitalization.  He is also the Coordinator for Intercessory prayer for the Center for United States Missions and convener to national intercessory prayer gatherings in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod since 2009.

    You can access Pastor's Prayer Blog Here.

    You can contact Pastor at

  • Carolyn Bira - DCE

    Carolyn has been on staff at Holy Cross for 23 years. Holding both a B.S. in Secondary Education and a Director of Christian Education (D.C.E.) Specialists degree from Concordia University Seward, NE. Carolyn helps plug people into specific ministries at HC, oversees adult education, plans worship services, and a great deal more. She and Pastor Cliff have two grown & married daughters, three grandsons and two granddaughters.

    You can contact Carolyn at

  • Mike Jones - Youth

    Mike grew up at HC and has been the Youth Worker since 2013. He is also our worship leader during the Contemporary Worship and a phenomenal bass player. He is a Pipe Fitter by day and an evangelist all of the time.

    You can contact Mike at

  • Kelly Jacobs - Bread for Life

    Kelly is the coordinator of this vital ministry to the children of Flushing. She keeps this ministry in good working order and shares her time with us. She is an active wife and mother as well as being the Activity Director at a nursing home.

    You can contact Kelly at

  • Karen Rocker - Treasurer / Secretary

    Karen has been the treasurer for HC since 2007. She is married and has lived in Flushing for her entire life. She has two daughters and two step daughters. She has 5 grandchildren and 40 chickens.

    You can reach Karen at

  • Becky Ridley - Secretary / Media Coordinator

    Becky joined our staff in the fall of 2018 as Secretary and Media Coordinator. She brings skill and knowledge in the area of communication and software manager. She is married and enjoys getting outdoors whenever she can.

    You can reach Becky at