Douglas O. Handrich serves as the Pastor at Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Peoria, Illinois. In this role, Pr. Handrich cares for the congregation and administers the Holy Sacraments of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism. Pr. Handrich will gladly meet with potential new members and provide them instruction in the doctrine of the church. Worship at Holy Cross in Peoria is based on the Lutheran Confessions as written in the Book of Concord in 1580. The Book of Concord is accepted by Holy Cross and all other Lutheran churches as exposition on the Sacred Scriptures. In addition to providing spiritual leadership to Peoria’s Holy Cross congregation, Pr. Handrich is the Executive Director of Child Care Services for Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool & Child Care. The center has been offering services for both church members and non-members since 1990. Licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for a capacity of 155 children, the child care at Holy Cross stands among the finest in the Peoria area. The center is open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and provides for children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Children aged two to five are able to attend the preschool. Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool & Child Care also delivers additional services including an onsite library containing more than 9,000 children’s books; a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack; outside play time; several field trips every year; and family activities throughout the school year. For Peoria-area residents interested in learning more about Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church or Holy Cross Lutheran Child Care & Preschool, visit or call Pr. Handrich at (309) 697-4832.