Celtic Cross is blessed with a wonderful staff!
Interim Pastor: Rev. Dr. Robert Agnew
Office Administrator: Jacqueline Rees
Jacqueline began her work as the church secretary in May of 2017. She is in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. She is a graduate of Oakland University with a Bachelors degree in Political Science and a minor in History with a specific focus on Michigan history. Jacqueline brings a wide range of office and computer skills. Her previous work includes a background in appraisal management, case management administrative support, banking, and retail.
Choir Director: Kingsley Sears
Kingsley began his work among the congregation in 1983. Kingsley lived and attended school in Berea, Ohio through grade seven. The family then moved to Wadsworth, Ohio as his father started teaching vocal music there. Kingsley sang in his dad’s choirs for five years. Following high school graduation, Kingsley earned a degree in Public School Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. His first teaching job was in Bangor, Michigan, vocal music and social studies. Then he taught junior high vocal and instrumental music and arithmetic in Kalamazoo and directed church choirs in the area. In 1954 he and Lurline Willis were married. In 1957 he completed his Masters Degree in Administration at Western Michigan University. In 1959 he became Assistant Director of Personnel in the Kalamazoo Schools.
In 1963 the family moved to Warren when he was hired as Personnel Director for the Warren Consolidated Schools. All three of their children graduated from Warren High School. In 1982 he founded the Warren Community Chorus which he still directs. The next year he started directing the Choir at Celtic Cross. He retired from the Warren Consolidated Schools in 1986.
Kingsley played in the band in high school, in college, and in several community bands including the Warren Concert Band (since 1974) and the Michigan State University Alumni Travel Band. Instruments have included baritone, trombone, flute, and tuba. He writes program notes for the Warren Symphony Orchestra and gives tuba lessons to middle school students.
Non-musical hobbies include playing bridge, camping, and running. Kingsley runs about two dozen races per year including the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day run. Years ago he completed 5 Detroit Marathons, but now the distances are limited to 3 or 4 miles.
The concerned fellowship and musical dedication of the Celtic Cross Choir are deeply rewarding. Their weekly contributions to worship are among Kingsley’s most treasured experiences.