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Holy Cross Lutheran Church Staff
Leadership in the Holy Cross family can best be described as an integrated relationship between congregational volunteers and ministerial staff.

Rev. Sally Hanson

Associate Pastor


Relationships are key to ministry and Pastor Sally has had some wonderful ones beginning in her hometown of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. She found roots in her home congregation that fostered and nurtured a desire to pursue professional ministry. She attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa earning a degree in Religion and minors in Camping Ministry, Psychology, Leadership and Intercultural Communication. Sally spent summers working at various ELCA camps including: Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp (Amery, Wisconsin); Sugar Creek Bible Camp (Ferryville, Wisconsin); and Sky Ranch/Lutheran Ranches of the Rockies (Fort Collins, Colorado.) Prior to seminary, Sally worked in various areas of children, youth & family ministries with St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, Minnesota and Trinity Lutheran Church in North Branch, Minnesota. Sally graduated with her Masters of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in May 2015. She completed Ministry-in-context fieldwork at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Chicago Heights, Illinois, her pastoral internship at Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and her Clinical Pastoral Education (Chaplaincy) at Rush University Medical Center. Sally and her husband, Dan have three children; Izak, Croix and Huck. Sally enjoys time with family, traveling, baking and photography. Some of her favorite places to travel include: Cork, Ireland, Disney World and the north shore of Lake Superior, although the shores of Lake Michigan continue to grow on her and feel like home.

You may reach Pastor Sally via email at pastorsally@holycrosschurch.org or by calling (847) 367-4060 x101.