Our Team

Zanis Crosses for Losses’ primary purpose is to erect crosses (Religious) Monuments to help meet the religious needs of the families of major tragic events like the tragedy at Columbine High School in Colorado and the many lesser known individual tragedies that happen frequently in America.

In the past, the founder of Zanis Crosses For Losses founder Gregory S. Zanis set up many such crosses upon receiving information regarding the need for a cross. He has not charged any fees for setting up the crosses. The religious need for crosses. Religious monuments following tragic events continues to grow and there is growing interest on the part of donors to support these religious activities and on the part of others individuals to assist in setting up crosses as religious monuments.

Zanis Crosses for Losses has therefore been formed to carry on Mr. Zanis’ work. Zanis Crosses for Losses plans to set up crosses as religious monuments in appropriate circumstances upon receiving information regarding tragic events and the need for a cross as a monument to serve the religious need of the victims’ families. The crosses monuments will be installed by Mr. Zanis personally or by individual under Zanis Crosses for Losses’ supervision and direction.

In short we will try to provide a cross.


Jane Jafferi, Treasurer/Prayer Warrior/Spokesperson
Jane is a good friend of Greg’s wife Sue. They met 40 years ago in Aurora at Hope Fellowship, one of their local churches. Jane taught at West Aurora High School until 1988, when she and her daughter moved back to Jane’s home town in Wisconsin, where she currently lives, teaches, and preaches at area churches. On December 15, 2012, the day after the Newtown shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Jane called Greg to ask if she could go with him to put up crosses for the twenty victims. As a teacher, Jane was horrified by the murder of innocent children and teachers, and she felt God wanted her to accompany Greg to pray for the families and friends of those who lost their lives so tragically. On a personal note, Greg did not really understand what Jane meant when she said, “The Lord told me…” until they went to Newtown together and talked about many spiritual things. God uses both of them to reach out to hurting people and to remind them that they are not alone. People are praying for them. Greg build crosses and Jane prays. Both are equally important. A friend of Greg, Juan Cortez who lost his son to gun violence in 1998, told him at his son’s cross, “This is the spot where Jesus came to get my son’s soul. That cross marks where his soul went to heaven.” When they place crosses and pray for the victims’ loved ones, they do it to honor God and to ease the pain of those who most need a touch from Him.