Our Pastor & Staff

Pastor Culynn Curtis
Pastor Culynn joined the Holy Cross staff in August 2012 as a pastoral intern.  In April 2013, he was called to serve Holy Cross Lutheran Church as Lead Pastor and began his new role in June 2013. 

Pastor Culynn grew up in Mitchell, SD, home of the world's only Corn Palace.  He graduated from Luther College, Decorah, IA in 2006, where he studied religion and music. Upon graduation, he moved to the Twin Cities and began his studies at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, MN.  He graduated in May 2014 and was ordained in June 2014.

Pastor Culynn, his wife, Meg, and son Oliver live in Montrose, MN.  In his free time, Pastor Culynn enjoys being a dad, cooking, baking, reading, and  making music.  

Arynn Maznio, Church Secretary
Arynn joined the Holy Cross staff as Church Secretary in September 2015.  She graduated from Northwestern College, Iowa, in May 2015, with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Religion and History, with an emphasis in Christian Missions and Cultural Studies.  She lives in Buffalo, Minnesota with my family; enjoys camping in the Boundary Waters, rock climbing, studying languages, photography, and spending time with friends and family.

Jean Wagner, Discipleship Coordinator
Jean joined the Holy Cross staff in March 2014 as the Discipleship Coordinator.   Jean has 3 children, and 4 grandchildren. She has been a member of Holy Cross since worship was held in the high school. Jean enjoys playing piano, walking, biking, cross-country skiing, games, and just spending time together with family and friends.

Jen Podolske, Minister of Music
Jen joined the Holy Cross staff as Minister of Music in January 2015. She has been a pianist at Holy Cross since 1998. Jen lives in Monticello, Minnesota with her husband, Jon, and daughter Emily. They joined Holy Cross in 2002. Jen enjoys playing music, Sudoku, hunting, and spending time with family.