Rev. Lynne O'Shea, Pastor and Teacher


Pastor Lynne is a native of Central Massachusetts and most of her family still lives there, including her two grown daughters and her seven grandchildren who she adores. She earned a BA in History and an M.ED in Middle School Education from Worcester State University in Massachusetts and an M.Div. from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. She served churches in Midwest City, Oklahoma and in Johnstown, Pennsylvania prior to being called to be the Pastor of Holy Cross. She is absolutely delighted to be back in the Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod, and she feels tremendously blessed to be serving in ministry with this congregation.



Daniel Schmidt, Music Director

Baptized and raised Lutheran, church music has always been a part of Dan's life. Influenced by his Mom and Dad, and led by the Holy Spirit, the Lutheran Hymnal was a standard on the family piano. He likes all types of worship music from traditional to contemporary, and Christmas music is his most favorite of all. Dan grew up in Grafton, WI, where he met and married his high school sweetheart Donna. Together they have two children, and two granddaughters that they love to spend time with. Dan loves to bake and dabble in all kinds of art whether it be candle making, stained glass, and even quilting.

Keisha Henning, Church Secretary

Keisha was born in Illinois and originally moved to the area in 1995. She moved around a bit living various places in Illinois, Missouri, and Michigan before settling back in Arkansas in 2006. She met her boyfriend in 2008 and they have been together ever since. They have no children but shower their nieces and nephews with love and adoration as if they were their own.  Keisha enjoys bowling, going to the movies, board games, reading and spending time with her loved ones.

She joined our staff in November 2017 and does a wonderful job of running the office. She enjoys working along side the Pastor and helping the congregation in any way she can.