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Rev. Dr. John W. Yates III
Rector
jyates@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202

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.

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Rev. Caleb Burr
Clergy Associate for Family Ministry
cburr@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202, ext. 103

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!

Claudia-Griggs

Rev. Claudia Dickson Greggs
Clergy Associate for Christian Formation
cgreggs@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202, ext. 102

Claudia's Bio

Rev. Claudia Dickson Greggs
Clergy Associate for Christian Formation
cgreggs@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202, ext 227

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.

Jason Palacio

Rev. Jason Palacio
Clergy Associate for Community Life
jpalacio@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202, ext. 112

Jason's Bio

Jason was born and grew up in America and, after high school, moved to South Africa. He completed seminary in Cape Town at George Whitefield College and was ordained for ministry into the Church of England in South Africa (now known as REACH-SA).

Over the years Jason has served in local churches in South Africa and the UK. Most recently Jason and his wife Jeanine were involved in planting and growing Southern Cross Church, where he served as rector for 11 years.

Jason has a heart for God, people and Scripture. He loves to see relationships established and transformed through God’s Word and engage with people who don’t yet follow Jesus. He enjoys all things outdoors with his family, including mountain biking, surfing and going for a run with his wife, followed by some good food.

Jason and Jeanine have three children, Keira, Ethan and Tyler, and together they enjoy all kinds of adventures and having people in their home!

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Dr. Josh Chatraw
Executive Director of the Center for Public Christianity, Lead Teacher of New City Fellows and Theologian-in-Residence
jchatraw@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202, ext. 104

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.

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Anne Thompson
Director of Finance and Administration
athompson@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202 ext. 101

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 work at Holy Trinity Anglican with family responsibilities. In addition, she loves playing tennis and swimming.

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Matt Desmarais
Director of Student Ministry
mdesmarais@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202, ext. 105

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.

Susan-Finch

Susan Finch
Executive Assistant to the Rector
sfinch@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202, ext. 106

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 three adorable grandchildren.

Jake Fritzke

Jake Fritzke
Financial, Communications and Technology Assistant
jfritzke@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202, ext. 107

Jake's Bio

Jake grew up in Fairfax, VA and graduated from George Mason University in 2015 with a degree in communications. He previously worked for The C.S. Lewis Institute as a Technical Administrator for several years before moving to Raleigh with his wife, Katie, in 2021.

Jake is passionate about supporting the church body through technical skills and gifting. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, watching and discussing films, and listening to audio books and podcasts.

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Tripp Gordon
Ministry Intern

Tripp's Bio

Tripp has served for seven years on the staff of Campus Outreach Charlotte, a college ministry on 11 campuses throughout North Carolina. He has spent the majority of his time at his alma mater, UNC-Chapel Hill, and currently serves as the Mobilization and Staff Development Director for the region. Tripp is a recent graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv, ’22) and is pursuing ordination for Holy Orders within our Diocese.

When not working to finish their graduate degrees (Allie plans to complete Physician Assistant school in July), you may find them rooting for their beloved Tar Heels and Hurricanes or at a nearby baseball game.

Paul Harris

Paul Harris
Director of Music
pharris@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202, ext. 108

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.

Sheri-Jackson

Sheri Jackson
Administrative Assistant
sjackson@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202, ext. 109

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 supporting Anne Thompson.

Susan-Josephson

Susan Josephson
Director of Communications
sjosephson@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202, ext. 110

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.

Daniel-Lee

Daniel Lee
Program Coordinator for the Center for Public Christianity
daniel@centerforpublicchristianity.org

Local Outreach Coordinator for Holy Trinity
dlee@htcraleigh.org

(919) 833-4202, ext. 111

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.

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Beth Youmans
Director of Children’s Ministry
byoumans@htcraleigh.org
(919) 833-4202, ext. 114

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.

HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN VESTRY

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.

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George DeLoache
Senior Warden

Class of 2023

deloache@churchstreetco.com

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George T. Barnes

Class of 2025

gbarnes@vanguardpg.com

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Ben Bradsher

Class of 2025

benbradsher@gmail.com

Chris Calvert

Chris Calvert

Class of 2023

calvert2004@gmail.com

Jason-Cunningham

Jason Cunningham

Class of 2024

jason@cunninghamfinancial.net

Katie

Katie McCrary Keith

Class of 2023

kmccrary4101@gmail.com

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Lee Perry

Class of 2024

LPerry@ewpnc.com

Sam Pierce

Sam Pierce

Class of 2024

samdpierce@gmail.com

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John Sanders

Class of 2025

john@johncsanders.com

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Grover Smith

Class of 2024

gsmith@wakemed.org

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Garland Tucker

Class of 2025

garlandtuckeriii@gmail.com

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Anne Duncan Weaver

Class of 2023

anneduncan@bellsouth.net