Our Staff


Jon Minns, Rector

Reverend Jon Minns has served as our rector since 2014. Jon is honored to serve Jesus and His church in this capacity. Jon and his wife, Celeste, have four children: one is a recent college graduate, two are in college, and their youngest is in middle school. Jon is a graduate of George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) and Trinity School for Ministry (Ambridge, PA). Jon was ordained to the Diaconate in May of 2009 and ordained to the Priesthood in October 2010. From 2010 to 2014, Jon served as the assistant rector at St. Paul’s Church in Haymarket, VA. Jon has a passion for sharing his faith and for teaching biblical truth. Before being called to full time ministry, Jon worked for 12 years as a landscape contractor in Northern Virginia. In his free time, Jon still enjoys landscaping and gardening, and he especially enjoys completing landscape projects around his home and around the church. 

To contact Jon, please email him at jminns@chcraleigh.org

Eric Terlizzi, Worship pastor

Eric Terlizzi has served as our worship pastor since September 2015. Eric has served Jesus and His church as a worship leader for over 20 years. Eric and his wife Dolly, have three children. Eric is a graduate of James Madison University with a degree in Music. Eric also teaches in the Music Department at St. David’s School here in Raleigh. Eric also owns and operates a recording studio. In his free time (and he occasionally gets a little free time) Eric is a cyclist. He is even on a team and competes in races all over the state. When asked what he likes most about cycling he says, “Going downhill”. 

Contact Eric at eterlizzi@gmail.com


Hillary Kunz, communications

Hillary has been volunteering at Church of the Holy Cross in various capacities since 2008. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, Larry, and her standard poodle, Vivian. A graduate of UNC Charlotte, where she majored in history and minored in religion, Hillary enjoys volunteering in her community and abroad, especially with underprivileged children. She has been blessed to work with children in South Africa, El Salvador, Mexico, and here in North Carolina.

Contact Hillary at office@chcraleigh.org

Our Vestry

The Vestry is a body of lay members elected by the congregation or parish to run the business of the parish.

The Vestry is responsible for approving the annual budget, managing the church's business relationships and approving any financial expenditures of the parish.

Currently, the vestry has six positions serving for three-year terms.

The Rector, the treasurer, and assistant treasurer are ex-officio members of the Vestry.

To contact a member of the Vestry, contact the church office.

  • Jon Minns - Rector

  • Robert Pullen - Senior Warden

  • Ron Grosh - Junior Warden

  • Donna Guerard - Clerk

  • Fred Adongo

  • John Kucik

  • Hillary Kunz