We are blessed with our Pastor Dorothy Gremillion to lead and share in our ministry for Christ most Sundays. She brings strong faith, spiritual formation and teaching to Holy Cross as we pursue more outward momentum in mission.
Pastor Dorothy brings a passion for the Body of Christ to be at peace with itself, so that it can more readily extend God’s love and grace to those beyond the church walls. Her prayer life has been deepened partly by being an Associate of the Holy Cross, an Episcopal Benedictine Monastic Order. Prayer guides her ministry and life. Her favorite part of ministry is listening to church members, finding God in them, and creating something to address a discipleship facet where they are.
Pastor Dorothy earned her Master of Divinity in 2000 from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest here in Austin, after contributing in ministry as organist and choirmaster for many years in Lake Charles, LA. She has served as Priest-in-Charge, Rector, and Interim Rector for several churches in Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas.
It is her belief that the Lord is leading and guiding us in every moment and in every situation, even amid the difficulties of our day. Our challenge lies in deep listening, praying, and communal discerning, while stepping out in faith before knowing the answers.
A native of South Africa, Pieter Crathorne-Robarts began his music education at the University of Stellenbosch where he earned a Bachelors and Masters in Music, Piano Performance. Dr. Crathorne-Robarts obtained his doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Crathorne-Robarts presently serves as piano music instructor, and chapel music director at Trinity Episcopal School in Westlake, Texas. Previously, Dr. Crathorne-Robarts served as adjunct faculty to Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, where he taught music history, music theory, group lessons, musicology, and accompanied the university choir. Since 2013, Dr. Crathorne-Robarts, or just Pieter as we affectionately refer to him, has served as church pianist for Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Pieter has assisted with the Holy Cross adult and children’s choir, as well as providing Holy Cross with special music performance weekly.
Holy Cross is a busy, vibrant place, and much of the direction, momentum, and activity generates with the ministry teams. Each council representative has a special area of ministry, but most everyone at Holy Cross enjoys many areas of interests. Our ministry teams are:
- Learning & Teaching
- Community Outreach
- Care & Hospitality
- Generosity & Stewardship
- Creation & Campus Care
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