Rev. Dr. John W. Yates III
(919) 833-4202, ext. 225

John's Bio

John W. Yates III became rector of Holy Trinity in September 2010. Having grown up in N. Virginia, he attended the University of Virginia before moving to London, England, where he served as Study Assistant to the well-known Anglican theologian, John Stott, from 1996-1999. John went on to earn an MA in Theology from King’s College, London, an MDiv. from Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA, and a PhD in New Testament from Cambridge University, England.

John was ordained to the priesthood in March 2004. He first served as Assistant to the Dean of the Chapel at Clare College, Cambridge, from 2004 to 2006. He then served as Clergy Associate for Adult Discipleship at Church of the Good Samaritan, Paoli, PA, from 2007 to 2010.

John is married to Alysia and they have four children: Sylvia, Isabel, Jack and Alexander.


Rev. Claudia Greggs
Clergy Associate for Christian Formation
(919) 833-4202, ext 227

Claudia's Bio

Claudia grew up in Detroit, went to college in Boston and after moving to New York City, she heard the good news of the Gospel and turned in faith to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. She attended the Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut, graduating in 1987, and was ordained the following year to the priesthood. In 1994, she married the Rev. Dr. Gil Greggs and moved to North Carolina, finding at last her true home.

Claudia served in a number of churches before joining the staff of Holy Trinity Anglican in 2014. Helping people find abundant life in Jesus Christ is her passion in ministry. She and Gil have two children, Caleb and Emily, a son-in-law, Andrew and a grandson, Alex.


Rev. Caleb Burr
Clergy Associate for Family Ministry
(919) 833-4202, ext. 242

Caleb's Bio

Caleb attended Wheaton College where he double majored in Biblical & Theological Studies and Christian Education. After college, he moved to Washington, D.C. to serve at the Falls Church Anglican and was on staff in a variety of capacities for four years while pursuing a master’s degree from Trinity School for Ministry.

Caleb now spends his free time reading classic fiction over a good cup of artisan coffee, trading currency on the foreign exchange and travel hacking, all alongside his wife, Paige. He is thrilled to serve at Holy Trinity Anglican as the Clergy Associate for Family Ministry and looks forward to seeing young people and their parents understanding more fully how totally loved, accepted and free they are in Jesus!


Beth Youmans
Director of Children’s Ministry
(919) 833-4202

Beth's Bio

Beth was born in Washington, DC and a native to Arlington, VA until her move to Raleigh. She holds a master’s degree in Children’s Ministry from Dallas Baptist University with a concentration in special needs and has served the Church in a variety of positions, most recently as family ministry director at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.

Beth and her husband have three grown children and two grandchildren. In her spare time, Beth can be found at the pool with grandkids or cheering on Auburn at a sports event. Most importantly, Beth is passionate about Jesus and families—she’s excited to be a part of God’s work at Holy Trinity.


Matt Desmarais
Director of Student Ministry
(703) 772-6037

Matt's Bio

Matt grew up in Fairfax, VA and attended George Mason University where he majored in international relations. After college, he served as the associate youth pastor at Truro Anglican Church and as the director of youth ministry at Church of the Outer Banks. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Matt has a passion for youth ministry and is excited to see how God is going to work in the lives of students and their families at Holy Trinity. In his free time, Matt enjoys hiking, fishing, playing guitar and walking his dog Luna.


Dr. Josh Chatraw
Executive Director of the Center for Public Christianity, Lead Teacher of New City Fellows and Theologian-in-Residence
(919) 833-4202

Josh's Bio

Josh is the executive director of the Center for Public Christianity, lead teacher for New City Fellows and theologian-in-residence at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. His writing and speaking focuses on public theology, apologetics and culture. He has written and edited several books including, Apologetics at the Cross, Cultural Engagement, The History of Apologetics, Telling a Better Story, Truth Matters, and Truth in a Culture of Doubt. His writing has received numerous awards, Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year in Apologetics and The Gospel Coalition’s Book of the Year in Apologetics/Evangelism, and his work has been featured in outlets such as Christianity Today, Gospel Coalition, World Magazine, and the Washington Post. He earned his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Bachelors in Business from Georgia Southern University. Josh has served in a full-time academic teaching post, as well as pastorates at churches in Virginia and Georgia. Josh and his wife, Tracy, have two children, Addison and Hudson.


Daniel Lee
Program Coordinator for the Center for Public Christianity

Local Outreach Coordinator for Holy Trinity

(919) 833-4202

Daniel's Bio

Daniel grew up in New York City, where he attended Stony Brook University and worked in student ministry and the legal field for a number of years. At Redeemer Presbyterian Church, he caught Tim Keller’s vision for ministry and church planting in global cities, which led him to help plant Maranatha Grace Church while obtaining a Master’s degree at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has also worked at The Summit Church, where he developed curricula for discipleship, small groups, Bible study, and faith-and-work ministry.

As the program coordinator for the Center for Public Christianity, Daniel runs operations, curates the New City Fellows program and teaches on its faculty. As the local outreach coordinator for Holy Trinity, Daniel cultivates the church’s relationships with local ministry partners and mobilizes the church to support them. He is married to Crystal Chen, and they enjoy hiking, cooking, reading, movies, traveling, and hosting friends and family.

Paul Harris

Paul Harris
Director of Music
(919) 833-4202, ext. 243

Paul's Bio

Paul grew up in suburban Washington, D.C., but has lived most of his adult life in St. Louis and Kansas City. He has performance degrees in music from Oberlin College and Washington University (St. Louis), and has spent a year in Amsterdam studying harpsichord performance under a Fulbright grant. Paul has served in church music ministry for over 30 years. He is married to Cynthia, also an accomplished musician, and they have two grown daughters, Robin and Consie.


Mark Benjamin
Worship Team Director
(919) 833-4202

Mark's Bio

Mark grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada and attend Kingswood University in New Brunswick. After college he earned a master’s degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and went on to work in the area of discipleship and worship arts with students at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. Mark is ordained in the Wesleyan church and has served in a variety of settings in both pastoral ministry and worship including serving seven years at Asbury United Methodist Church in Raleigh, and two years serving at Wilmore Anglican. In addition to his position at Holy Trinity, he serves as the director of New Room at Seedbed, a national ministry focused on resourcing, training and events.

Mark is married to Erin and they have five children: Silas, John-Ezra, Myla, Rowan and Isaac.


Anne Thompson
Director of Finance and Administration
(919) 833-4202 ext. 226

Anne's Bio

Anne grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Duke University in 1987 with a degree in economics. She worked as a commercial banker and bank product manager for several years and joined the church staff in 2006. She and her husband, Stuart, have called Raleigh their home for 22 years and have two daughters, Lindsay and Grace. She enjoys balancing her part-time work at Holy Trinity Anglican with family responsibilities. In addition, she loves playing tennis and swimming.


Susan Finch
Executive Assistant to the Rector
(919) 833-4202, ext. 221

Susan's Bio

Originally from New Jersey, Susan received a bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University and an MA from Bucknell. Susan and her husband, John, were founding members of Holy Trinity Anglican Church. She was called to her position at the church in July 2005. The Finches live in Raleigh and have four grown sons and two adorable grandchildren.


Sheri Jackson
Administrative Assistant
(703) 861-0814

Sheri's Bio

Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Sheri has always considered North Carolina her second home. Sheri graduated from Campbell College, received an M.Ed. from UNC-Chapel Hill and was a guidance counselor for the Burlington City Schools. Moving back to the D.C. area, Sheri worked in the U.S. House and Senate and in the Ford and Reagan White Houses. In the private sector, she was a lobbyist, a traveling assistant to Anne Graham Lotz and executive assistant to the Dean of Washington National Cathedral. Sheri was a member of the Falls Church Anglican before moving back to her second home and now works part-time supporting Paul Winter and Anne Thompson.


Kendra Dillingham
Welcome and Connections Coordinator
(919) 802-3676

Kendra's Bio

Kendra was born in Atlanta, but has lived most of her life in Raleigh. She graduated from Meredith College with a degree in marketing and came to faith through a campus ministry while at Meredith. Upon graduation, she went on to serve in campus ministry in Minsk, Belarus and at Clemson University. Prior to joining the staff at Holy Trinity Anglican, Kendra worked in talent acquisition in the healthcare industry where she always enjoyed meeting people and connecting them to a rewarding career. This gifting serves our body well as she helps connect new members to a caring community at Holy Trinity Anglican.


Susan Josephson
Director of Communications
(919) 345-4661

Susan's Bio

Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, Susan was the daughter of a career Naval officer and moved 10 times before graduating from high school. A great life! She received a B.A. in French from Florida State University. She taught French for seven years before making a move into the semiconductor industry where she found her niche in marketing communications. She has worked for a number of different organizations, including the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants in Durham, where she served as Associate Director of Brand and Creative Solutions. She loves calling Raleigh home and being a part of this church.


The Vestry is made up of 12 men and women who are the elected, lay leaders of our church. They work in close partnership with the Rector and Staff to guide the vision of Holy Trinity Anglican, establish and oversee our budget, and maintain our facilities. The senior officers of the vestry are the Warden and Jr. Warden. The Clerk maintains our minutes and records. Our Vestry Counsel and Treasurer are appointed to serve renewable one-year terms by the Vestry.


George DeLoache
Senior Warden


Skip Orser
Junior Warden

Chris C Vestry

Chris Calvert


Joe Cannon


John Converse


Jason Cunningham


Lynn Easterling


Katie McCrary Keith


Betty Parker


Neville Sinclair


Grover Smith


Anne Duncan Weaver