Church Council



Council President
Tim Russell 

Tim and his wife Marie joined Holy Cross in 2009 after their move from Minnesota. They both love getting outside to see and experience God's creation including motorcycle touring, hiking and canoeing. Tim and Marie have 2 adult daughters, Chris in bay area and Nicole and her husband Jason are in Texas and expecting our first grandchild in mid-2020! Outside of Holy Cross, Tim works in the technology industry. 




VP of Ministry to Members
Pam Livingston

Pamela was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. She transplanted to California in 1996 and joined Holy Cross in 1999.  She remembers from her first visit to Holy Cross that the congregation was friendly and made her instantly feel welcome. She enjoys helping others and spending time with family and friends. Pam's hobbies include photography, gardening, and traveling. 




VP of Ministry to Non-Members
Gene Eckert

Gene is currently serving on the church council in the position of Vice President - Mission Outreach. He's a long-time Holy Cross member who has loved the wonderful opportunities to serve the Lord and His people including: encouraging child and youth ministry, singing in the choir, leading the hand-bell choir, Bible studies, participating in Mission trips and encouraging all of us to support and be a part of Joining Jesus on His Mission nearby, far away, and everywhere in-between. He and his wife Joan are together blessed with 5 children, 16 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren - family gatherings are a joy!




Jeannine Boettcher

Jeannine has held multiple positions on the Church Council, including Treasurer, Secretary and Chair of the Children's Center Board. A member of Holy Cross for over 50 years, Jeannine also sings with One Voice. Outside of Holy Cross, Jeannine has held positions in human resources and accounting. When she's not working or volunteering, Jeannine loves to spend time with her family and friends, especially in beautiful Lake Tahoe.



Council Secretary
Karen Heinitz

Karen joined Holy Cross in 1976 and became the VBS Director in the 1980's.  She loves to play the guitar and sing with children songs of praise.  She enjoys sharing craft activities with children that help them learn about Jesus. 




Head of Trustees
Kelly Codemo

Kelly serves as Trustee for Holy Cross.  He likes to hike, camp, backpack and spend time with friends and family when it is possible.  His favorite place to spend time is Priest Lake, Idaho where his family has a cabin on the lake.  When at home, Kelly likes to work around the house and work in the garden.  




Chairman of the Children's Center Board of Directors  
Donna Balistreri

Donna Balistreri serves as Chairman of the Children’s Center Board of Directors. Serving on the board is very important to me, because the Children Center is a valuable ministry at Holy Cross and provides a safe, Christ centered environment for children. I help with different outreach programs at Holy Cross and play in the bell choir. Loves doing mosaics and cake decorating.




Vice-President of Children and Youth
Mike Fehrenbach

The Vice President of Children and Youth oversees the Children’s Ministry (covering ages pre-K through 6th grade) and the Youth Ministry. This person meets regularly with and works closely with the Youth Director in promoting Spiritual growth and activities of the children and youth. The Vice President of Children and Youth will prepare a report for each meeting of the voters and of the Church Council regarding the plans and activities of the groups and committees under their responsibility, and will meet regularly with these groups.

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