Meet The Board

Lynne Winker

VP & Marketing Officer United Southern Bank
Lynne is basically a life-long resident of Lake County and has worked for United Southern Bank for 32 years. Lynne Has held many positions in her career. Some of those are currently:
Board Member for Central Florida Health
Advisory Board Member for the Leesburg Partnership
Board Member of Hand in Hand Lake County Inc.

Lynne is a member of First Baptist Church of Leesburg and enjoys traveling and her grandchildren.

Jeremy Granger

I am a Lake County Florida Native that grew up in an entrepreneur family. Growing up with a family that not only taught me how to work and create business for yourself but also taught me the value of people. Throughout my 38 years I’ve been involved in many different ministries and organizations. Dating back to high school as a youth leader and a huddle leader for FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). As time went on I began to coach youth baseball and soccer as well as participate in various music ministry groups. In 2008 I started an organization called (Community Coach of Central Florida) in an effort to reach lost young men and women who were incarcerated and hoping for a second chance.
Today, I find myself enjoying and coaching youth baseball, spear heading a men’s ministry, playing softball, fishing and last but certainly not least, spending time with my family! I am currently Vice President of Ridge Outdoors U.S.A. Inc. which takes the rest of my time.

Irene O’Malley

Lake Cares Food Pantry Executive Director
o Lake Cares services all residents of Lake County and in 2016 there were 29,219 individuals served and over 365,000 pounds of food distributed.
· 2011 Lake County Community Service Humanitarian Of the Year
Irene enjoys her job of service and attending theCross


Peyton C. Grinnell, Sheriff of Lake County

Sheriff Peyton C. Grinnell is a Lake County Native and a graduate of Leesburg High School. He is a decorated combat Marine Corps veteran with distinguished service in the Republic of Panama during Operation Just Cause and the Middle East during Operations Desert Shield/Storm.  After completing his service in the military, he attended the Police Academy at Lake Technical College in 1993, and was hired at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office the following year.  After serving more than 22 years in various assignments, he was elected as Sheriff of Lake County and took office in January 2017.

Sheriff Grinnell holds an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor’s in Organizational Management, is a graduate of the Administrative Officers Course (111th) at the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville, 244th session of the FBI National Academy – Quantico, VA and the Chief Executive Seminar (43rd) at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

His professional affiliations include: Life member Veterans Foreign Wars, American Legion, Leadership of Lake County 2008, Institute of Public Safety Advisory Board, Educational Foundation of Lake County (Board Member) Hand in Hand Lake County (Board Member), Lake Sumter State College Foundation (Board of Directors), Florida Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Institute (Former Board President)

Sheriff Grinnell is married to his wife of 28 years; Jennifer and has two children, Lauren 22 and Blake 16, who reside in Lady Lake.

Holly A. Farley

Holly was born in Pittsfield, MA and moved to Mount Dora at the age of 5. She considers herself a “Florida Native”. She is a graduate of Lake Sumter State College, with a degree in Business Administration & Management. Holly had a 14 year career with Procter & Gamble, which took her to Cincinnati, OH for 10 of those years. She worked in manufacturing logistics for the Food & Beverage and Beauty Care Divisions. In 2001, she moved back to Mount Dora to begin her real estate career where she specializes in residential real estate. She has a passion for helping first time homebuyers and is currently a Broker-Associate with Re/Max Premier Realty. She is a Notary with the State of Florida.
Holly is married to her husband, Jake Farley. They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. They are active members at theCross church in Mount Dora, where they assist in serving. She is a huge supporter and volunteer at Lake Cares Food Pantry in Mount Dora. She is Past President of the Lake Dora Area Women’s Club, which raises funds for local charities & scholarships. Holly is on the Hand in Hand Board of Directors, currently service as Vice-President.
In her spare time, Holly enjoys spending time with family & friends, making jewelry, relaxing at the beach, reading, and spending time with her fun-loving husband.

Cassi Miller

Cassi is a native Floridian and has lived in the Lake County area for 6 years. She has a great passion to serve her community. As a graduate of the Ruth House program in 2012 she has an immense willingness to help others who are homeless and/or battling the disease of addiction. She is currently working in The Villages as an Occupational Therapist

Chris Day

Chris grew up in Germantown, Maryland. After the blizzard of 1996 he decided to go college in
the south and attended the University of Central Florida where he graduated with a BS in
marketing. During college he started working with AT&T and soon after graduation moved with
the company to Oklahoma City for an employment opportunity. While there Chris completed his
MBA at Oklahoma City University and also met his beautiful wife April Day, who is a
kindergarten teacher in the Lake County school district. Soon after Chris moved back to Florida
with AT&T as a corporate sales agent. Chris would make frequent sales trips to The Villages and
after a while a good opportunity presented itself in joining the real estate team. For the last 12
years Chris has been a top seller in one of the fastest growing real estate markets in the United
Chris’ passions include watching and participating in sports, spending time with his family, and
being a member of theCross

Wade G. Winker, D.D.S.

Dr. Winker practices general and cosmetic dentistry in Eustis, Florida and has been there for 24 years. His practice provides a wide range of preventive and restorative dental procedures for patients from age 1 through senior adults.
Dr. Winker was appointed by Governor Crist to the Florida Board of Dentistry upon which he served from 2007- 2015, and he served as chairman in 2012. He has also held many leadership positions for the Florida Dental Association which chose him as the Dentist of the Year for 2005. Dr. Winker served in the U.S Navy Dental Corps for four years following dental school. He is a past president of the Central Florida District Dental Association and Lake County Dental Society.
From 2005-2014, Dr. Winker served the American Dental Association on its Dentists Health and Well Being Committee and was the chairman from 2005-2008. He attended the Utah School on Drugs and Alcohol in 2006.
Dr. Winker lives in Leesburg, Florida with his wife of eleven years, Lynne, and they enjoy golf, bicycling, exercise, and spoiling their 2 grandchildren.

Rachel Holtzclaw CPA

CPA since 1987, owning my own practice in Eustis since 1993. Taught Financial Accounting at LSSC for 7 years as an adjunct professor. In addition to being a founding board member of Hand in Hand Lake County Inc., I am a founding board member of Alee Academy, an alternative charter high school in Lake County Florida, serving since 1999. I have served as a business and community partner on the Eustis High School SAC (School Advisory Committee) since 2010 and I have been a member of the Eustis Kiwanis Club since 1993.
I am also the proud mother of two successful adult daughters and the grandmother of three youngsters.

Frank Remsen

Frank Remsen is a local family/divorce and criminal attorney in Tavares Florida. He was born in Homestead Air Force Base in Homestead, Florida, and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. He attended Florida Atlantic University where he obtained a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and International Business. He then attended St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. Frank started his career as a law clerk at a litigation firm in South Florida. After passing the Bar, he was quickly promoted by the firm and asked to relocate to Orlando in 2003 to open a new office for the firm. After successfully opening the Orlando office, he was responsible for opening the Tampa/St. Petersburg office and overseeing both offices for the firm. Frank was ultimately named a partner in the firm in 2006. He and his wife decided to make the move to Mount Dora in 2006 to start a family, and he has been a Lake County attorney ever since. Having gained years of valuable experience both in and out of the courtroom, Frank decided it was time to fulfill his dream of opening the Law Office of Frank P. Remsen, PA. in 2008. Frank is also the Vice President of Mount Dora Babe Ruth League and sits on the board of Life’s Choices of Lake County. In his spare time, Frank enjoys spending time with his beautiful and understanding wife, his perfect little girl, and their loveable dogs. He also enjoys sports, collecting red wines, traveling, boating, spending time at the beach, watching movies and whatever his wife tells him they are doing. He is an avid Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes football fan.

Chris Burns

Chris grew up in San Jose, California and moved to Florida in 2001. Chris and his wife, Christy, were married in 2009 and have three amazing children—London, McKinley, and Garrison. When not spending time with his wife and kids, Chris enjoys writing music and working on carpentry projects. He loves to build things for his wife that she finds on Pinterest.

Chris has been involved in church leadership since 2011. Chris served as the reGROUP Worship and Training Coordinator at Summit Church from 2011-2015 where he taught recovery curriculum, trained leaders to facilitate recovery groups, and lead the congregation in worship. From August of 2012 – April of 2015 Chris helped plant two churches. Chris was responsible for overseeing the worship elements of service, ministering to volunteers, developing church communications and sermon graphics, as well as leading worship.

Chris earned his undergraduate degree in History in 2011 and his Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Central Florida in 2016. Chris worked closely with UCF students struggling with substance abuse and addiction. He helped create, develop, and launch the Sober Knights, thePoint After Dark, and the Collegiate Recovery Community at UCF where he served as the CRC Coordinator from 2014-2017.

Chris is now a Primary Therapist at Recovery Solutions in Mount Dora helping individuals find hope and healing from addiction.

As the Communications Director at theCross Chris ensures consistency and creativity across all communication mediums and platforms at theCross. Chris is in charge of creating all digital and print materials for theCross, maintaining and updating theCross Mobile App and the website.

Chris is also one of our worship leaders on Sunday mornings. He is excited that God has called him and his family to serve at theCross!