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


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