Our Leadership: Holy Cross Staff

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Nick Collins

Lead Pastor

Hometown? Imlay City, Michigan 

High School? Imlay City High School

College? Western Michigan University, BBA - Computer Information Systems

Wartburg Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity

Married? Yes, 20 Years on October 21, 2020

Children? Noah -16, Brady-14, Alexia -12, Benjamin -6

Lived anywhere else?  Kalamazoo, MI / Ypsilanti, MI / Dubuque, IA / Cheyenne, WY

Favorite Color? Blue

Favorite Past Vacation? Surprise Vacation to London, England

Hope to travel to? Tour of Europe

Favorite Pastime? Home Improvement Projects

Guilty Pleasure? Hallmark Movies

Cake or Pie? Pie (people don't eat enough pie)

Favorite Drink? Iced Coffee

Favorite Fast Food? Burger King

Favorite Shopping Store? Menards

Favorite Sport to Watch? Ice Hockey

Favorite Sport to Play? Golf

Favorite Book or Movie Series? The Matrix

Bailey Fossum

Associate Pastor

Hometown? Tracy, Minnesota 

High School? Tracy Area High School

College? Augustana College, Sioux Falls - Religion / Luther Seminary - Master of Divinity

Married? Yes, 7 years on July 20th

Children? Skylar Adalyn -6 months

Lived anywhere else?  St. Paul, MN / Ivanhoe, MN / Luverne, MN

Favorite Color? Cerulean

Favorite Past Vacation? Hawaii

Hope to travel to? Thailand

Favorite Pastime? Camping

Guilty Pleasure? Below Deck on Bravo

Cake or Pie? Both

Favorite Drink? Starbucks Skinny Vanilla Latte

Favorite Fast Food? Burger King

Favorite Restaurant? 2210 Kitchen and Cocktails

Favorite Shopping Store? Target

Favorite Sport to Watch? Football

Favorite Sport to Play?  Competitive Camping... Is there such a thing?

Favorite Book or Movie Series? All that Light We Cannot See

Favorite Movie? National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Favorite Flower?  Orchids

Dave Kulm

Traditional Music Coordinator

Hometown? Leola, South Dakota

High School? Leola High School

College? Northern State University, Aberdeen - Bachelor of Science in Music Education / University of South Dakota, Vermillion - Masters in Music Education

Married?  Yes, 1979 to Marilyn

Adult Children? Justin and Josh

Grandchildren? Levi -9, Ina -4

Lived anywhere else? Eureka, Volga, Yankton

Favorite Past Vacation? DisneyWorld

Hope to travel to? Hawaii

Favorite Pastime? Hunting

Cake or Pie? Pie

Favorite Drink? Ice Coffee

Favorite Fast Food? Chick-fil-A

Favorite Sport to Watch? NFL

Favorite Book? Lord Grizzly 

Mark Ferri

Contemporary Music Coordinator

Hometown? Omaha, Nebraska

High School? Omaha Benson High School

College? William Penn University, Bachelor of Arts Music Education

Married? Yes, 1995

Children? Colin -19, Nolan -15

Lived anywhere else?  Born in Tokyo, Japan

Favorite Color? Red

Favorite Past Vacation? Disney World

Hope to travel to? Greece and/or Italy

Favorite Pastime? Composing / Arranging

Guilty Pleasure? Lasagna and Brownies

Cake or Pie? Pie

Favorite Drink? Coca-Cola

Favorite Fast Food? Arby's

Favorite Shopping Store? Macy's

Favorite Sport to Watch? College Football

Favorite Sport to Play? Tennis

Favorite Book? Anything J.R.R. Tolkien

Favorite Movie? The Firm

Favorite Book or Movie Series? The Matrix

Nicole Collins

Office Manager

Hometown? Grass Lake, Michigan 

High School? Grass Lake High School

College? Western Michigan University, BBA - Advertising and Promotion

Married? Yes, 20 Years on October 21, 2020

Children? Noah -16, Brady-14, Alexia -12, Benjamin -6

Lived anywhere else?  Hillsdale, MI / Albany, NY / Kalamazoo, MI / Virginia Beach, VA / Orlando, FL / Ypsilanti, MI / Dubuque, IA / Cheyenne, WY

Favorite Color? Orange

Favorite Past Vacation? London, England & Alaskan Cruise

Hope to travel to? Tour of Europe

Favorite Pastime? Watching TV/Movies with friends/family, building things, sleeping

Guilty Pleasure? All things Disney

Cake or Pie? Ice Cream

Favorite Drink? Mountain Dew, Sugared/Flavor Coffee hot or cold

Favorite Fast Food? McDonalds

Favorite Shopping Store? Hobby Lobby

Favorite Sport to Watch? NFL

Favorite Sport to Play? Yard Games

Favorite Book? Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Favorite Book Series? All of Rick Riordan

Favorite Movie Series? The Matrix

Favorite Flower? Daisy

Tricia Murphy

Preschool Director

Hometown? Wessington Springs, South Dakota 

High School? Wessington Springs High School

College? South Dakota State University -Early Childhood Major, K-2nd Teaching Certificate, Kindergarten Endorsement, Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement

Married? Yes, July 2003 to high school sweetheart Lanny

Children? 3 girls: Jayla -14, Brylyn -12, Aizley -5

Lived anywhere else?  Nope - grew up on a farm/ranch

Favorite Color? Purple

Favorite Past Vacation? Cancun

Hope to travel to? Nashville - love country music

Favorite Pastime? spending time outdoors (on the farm, camping at the lake, golfing, snow skiing or watching softball games

Guilty Pleasure? Ice Cream

Cake or Pie? Cake

Favorite Drink? Dr. Pepper

Favorite Fast Food? Dairy Queen

Favorite Restaurant? Johnny Carino's

Favorite Shopping Store? Target

Favorite Sport to Watch? Football

Favorite Sport to Play? Golf

Favorite Book or Movie Series, TV Series? Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, Good Doctor

Favorite Flower? Lilies and Lilacs

Becky Neuharth

Finance Director

Hometown? Peever, South Dakota

High School? Sisseton, South Dakota

College? University of South Dakota -Masters in Accounting

Married? Yes, 2008

Children? Yes, ages 8, 5, 2

Lived anywhere else? few other towns in South Dakota

Favorite Color? Teal

Favorite Past Vacation? San Franciisco, CA or Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Hope to travel to? Hawaii

Favorite PastimeFavorite Shopping Store? Walking in nature, reading, puzzles

Guilty Pleasure? Shopping

Cake or Pie? Cake

Favorite Drink? Green Tea, Diet Coke

Favorite Fast Food? Culvers

Favorite Restaurant? (The late) Char's Cafe in Peever, SD

Favorite Shopping Store? The Loft

Favorite Sport to Watch? Basketball  

Favorite Sport to Play? Basketball (I'm not good at all)

Favorite Book? The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Favorite Movie? The Princess Bride

Favorite Book or Movie Series? Harry Potter (books) & Lord of the Rings (movies)

Favorite Flower? Calla Lily

Diana  Potter

Finance Associate

Hometown? Thompson, Iowa

High School? Blue Earth, Minnesota

Married? Yes, 1967, 2006

Adult Children?  Danielle and Debbie

Grandchildren? May, Andy, Pedro, 

Great Grandchildren? Everly -7, Easton -1

Lived anywhere else? Besides in South Dakota: Iowa, Minnesota, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi and Hakata Air Base in Japan

Favorite Color? Black and white combination

Favorite Past Vacation? Resort in northern Minnesota

Hope to travel to? Any cabin on a body of water

Favorite PastimeReading, crocheting, knitting, relaxing in the sunshine

Guilty Pleasure? Eating anything not on my diet plan

Cake or Pie? Both

Favorite Drink? Diet Coke

Favorite Fast Food? Burger and fries

Favorite Restaurant? Bridgemans

Favorite Shopping Store? Hobby Lobby

Favorite Sport to Watch? Football, Minnesota Vikings

Favorite Book?

Favorite Authors? Johanna Lindsey, Madeline Brent, Julie Garwood, Nora Roberts

Favorite Movie? Footloose

Favorite Book or Movie Series? Outlander

Favorite Flower? Red rose

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