Our Pastor, the Rev. Eric John Shanburn grew up in Royal Oak. He studied Youth Ministry and Psychology at a Christian college. He eventually completed a Master of Social Work, a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and a Master of Theology. He has been a youth minister (twice in Warren), counselor, secondary bible teacher, church planter, worship leader, pastor, professor, community organizer and nonprofit executive. He lives in Troy with his wife, a daughter, a son, a basset hound and two bunnies. He enjoys playing guitar, bass and drums and writing new music. He still plays sports like basketball and volleyball when he has opportunity. He has been with Holy Cross as Sole Pastor since May of 2023. The first bible verse he memorized was Proverbs 3:5 and 6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.”


Other leadership at Holy Cross consists of our other staff, our elected Parish Council officers, our Elders, and the leaders of our Ministry and Serving Teams.