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At Holy Cross we strive to love our neighbors as ourselves, as we are all God’s children
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Priest-in-Charge: Ian Reed Twiss

Administrator & Sexton: Teri Landreth:

Music Director: Marvin Toll

Our Pastor: Ian Reed Twiss

Our Pastor: Ian Reed Twiss

Priest-in-charge

Ian has been an Episcopal priest and pastor since 2007.  He says: “For me, God’s call for the church to help shape a world of love and social justice is very important–in advocacy and in ministries that connect with and involve the community beyond the church’s walls.”  He is a collaborative leader and enjoys finding new ways to live out the gospel that are nimble, experimental, risk-taking, creative, and life-giving.  

A life-long learner, Ian is currently working on his third master’s degree, this one in social work.  He has been married for over 25 years and has three young adult children, the last of whom is getting ready to fly the nest.  In his spare time, he is a cyclist, jazz pianist, voracious reader, and enjoyer of time spent with friends and family.

Our Music Director: Marvin Toll

Our Music Director: Marvin Toll

Music Director

Beginning with elementary school Marvin’s family visited neighboring southern California churches presenting musical programs. Currently, as a church musician, he delights in the historic role of western music to inspire service participation by providing an effective context for “psalms, hymns and spiritual songs”.
 
Marvin’s experience includes a Masters in Music Education and five years public school band directing. Part-time church roles have included organist, orchestra director, choir director, music arranger, sound engineer, and most recently (since COVID-19) virtual music producer. As an I.T. professional, he has worked with General Motors, DTE Energy, Ford Motor Company, the United States Treasury Department and Oakland County government (among others).
 
Marvin, together with his wife Doris, have one daughter and five grandchildren with whom they are actively involved. Having played several instruments, he finds joy in assisting others to maximize their own musical gifting to the glory of God.