The Church of the Holy Cross

ancient tradition with modern insight Kentwood, MI
The Church of the Holy Cross

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4252 Breton Rd. SE
Kentwood, MI 49512



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Who We Are

Holy Cross is an affirming and inclusive Christian community seeking to provide an opportunity for our neighbors and ourselves to grow as members of the body of Christ. No matter where you are on your journey of faith, and whether you are single, married, divorced, separated, or partnered, our welcome knows no boundaries. Regardless of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability, we believe that God delights in the diversity of creation and so do we!

About Us

Casual, Creative, Down to Earth, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Multigenerational

Community Service, Social Justice, Adult Education

Traditional Hymns, Organ, Blue-grass






Our Services

What are services like?
Structured but relaxed; traditional with progressive theology.

What is the community like?
Many people have known each other for a long time, but we welcome those looking for a new church home.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You'll be welcomed and we'll do our best to help you feel comfortable.


Mike Wernick

Mike Wernick

Fr. Mike grew up in a Reform Jewish home, and converted to Christianity twenty-one years ago. He studied meditation and centering prayer, and earned a B.A in Religion from the University of Florida in 1977. He worked for more than twenty years in the non-profit field, in the areas of fundraising, desktop publishing, communications, and marketing. Fr. Mike discerned a second career call while in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, and attended Bexley Hall Seminary in Columbus, Ohio (which is partnered with Trinity Lutheran Seminary), and was ordained into the priesthood of The Episcopal Church in June 2010. Prior to being called to Holy Cross Episcopal Church (and Ascension Lutheran Church), Fr. Mike served for four months as an extended supply as Priest-in-Charge at Church of the Redeemer in Pittsburgh, PA and as Assisting Priest at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Columbus, Ohio.

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