The Rev. Claudia D. Raggie, Pastor
Pastor Raggie was ordained a pastor 1982 through Christ Seminary-Seminex, St. Louis, Missouri. She has been a team pastor in Baldwin, M0. and E. Northport, NY. She as been Lead Pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church since 1996. She loves her Lord and loves the people of Holy Cross. She sets the tone of the ministry by leading excellent worship, encouraging
prayer requests and inviting all to participate in the life of the ministry and mission of HCLC with hands on service. She has introduced a more contemporary flare to our worship. Pastor Raggie seeks to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. And she believes that the local church, as God designed it, is the hope of the world.
Suzanne Beckles, Synodical Deacon
Suzanne Beckles is a Synodical Deacon at Holy Cross, where she started with her holy baptism, first holy communion, Sunday school and confirmation. She began her studies as a Deacon in 2013 and was set apart as a Synodical Deacon in 2018. Suzanne serves as a team member with our extended worship ministry at two assisted living facilities. She has also been a confirmation teacher at Holy Cross since 2015. In addition, Suzanne coordinates the worship assistant team and acolytes during our worship services. She is currently looking to form a team for our Liturgical Dance Ministry.