Church of the Three Crosses: United Church of Christ & Unted Methodist Church

Church of the Three Crosses
333 W. Wisconsin St.
Chicago, Illinois 60614
tel: 312.951.7916

Sunday Worship: 11:00 am

Staff Bios

Meet our staff who support and nurture the ministry of this congregation:


John Hobbs, Pastor

John is a United Church of Christ minister and received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. He has served in both the parish and non-profit settings, including congregations in Tennessee and Georgia and nine years as the Executive Director of Interfaith Council for the Homeless in Chicago. Originally a native of Virginia, John has resided in Chicago since 1996 and served at Church of the Three Crosses since 2004. John is also an occasional adjunct professor at several area seminaries and serves on the board of the Chicago Planning Council on Homelessness.

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Patrick Holland, Pianist

Equally at home with all genres of music, Patrick currently coaches music students at Northwestern University and Roosevelt University, and accompanies the LakeSide Singers. He has served as music director/conductor/pianist for numerous Broadway and Chicago area stage and TV shows, and toured with Marlene Dietrich and Carol Channing. Patrick has also recorded several Broadway cast albums and a collection of Cole Porter songs. He has served in various educational capacities at several academies and colleges in Chicago and New York City.

Erika Colin, Office Manager

Erika has served at Church of the Three Crosses since 2006, bringing with her over 20 years of corporate experience in administration, office management, and marketing.

“Three Crosses is much more than a church... it is a genuinely friendly, big-hearted, welcoming family, of which I am so happy and so very proud to be a part.”

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Student Pastor
During most academic years, a student from an area seminary serves as our Student Pastor. This person assists with various areas of the church’s program and mission life, including worship leadership.
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