Our Staff


Jon Minns, Rector

Reverend Jon Minns has served as our rector / pastor since July, 2014. Jon is honored to serve Jesus and His church in this capacity. Jon and his wife, Celeste, have four children, two in college, one in high school and their youngest in middle school. Jon is a graduate of George Mason University and Trinity School for Ministry. Jon was ordained to the Diaconate in May 2009 and ordained to the Priesthood in October 2010. Jon has a passion to do his best in fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). Before being called to full time ministry, Jon served as a landscape contractor in Northern Virginia. In his free time, Jon enjoys cheering on the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, trail biking around Umstead State Park, and burning yard debris in his back yard. 

Contact Jon 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


Susan, a Kentucky native, lives in Raleigh with her husband Jon and two children, two cats and a dog. She is a graduate of NCSU and Campbell Divinity School. In addition to homeschooling her children, Susan taught homeschool classes to various age groups, as well as teaching Sunday School.  Before becoming a homeschool teacher, Susan worked as an electrical engineer in Silicon Valley, CA.  Susan’s favorite things are knitting, hiking, backpacking in the Sierras, teaching VBS, study, quiet time with the Lord, and a strong cup of coffee. Susan has a passion for helping children know of God’s love for them and reaching their God-given potential.

Contact Susan at susan@netmorin.net


Hillary Kunz, assistant to the rector

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

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Izabella Minns, Website/Digital media 

Izabella is a Senior at NC State University (Go Pack) studying Design. Her family moved to Raleigh in 2014 and she is proud to call this city home. She spends the majority of her time nannying four children, working for a wedding photographer, and hanging out with friends. She has been running our website and promoting our events as a church since 2014. 

Contact Izabella at izzy.minns@gmail.com


Joshua Minns & David Terlizzi, Sound Team

Joshua and David have been members of CHC for almost four years. They are both seniors in high school and enjoy serving the Lord by running soundboard and projection during the service. In their free time this dynamic duo attends youth group nerf wars, chipotle, and five guys.

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