We are pleased to have with us as Supply clergy for the month of November, The Rev. Dr. Nancy Lee Jose, who just completed an eight month position as Interim Rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Wilmington. She and her husband, Dr. Wayne Whitson Floyd, retired to Wilmington in 2016 after Nancy served twelve years as the Rector of St. Thomas’ Parish in Dupont Circle, and Wayne served on the staff of the Washington National Cathedral and then The Alban Institute developing lay education programs.
Nancy is a native of Washington, DC, and a proud cradle Episcopalian. Prior to her ordination Nancy earned a Ph.D. in Health Sciences and ended her academic career serving as Professor and Department Chair in Health Sciences at Baylor University. Her husband Wayne is a lay theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer scholar and developer of adult education programming.
They live here in Wilmington with their Bernese mountain dog, Hattie, and Domestic Long Hair cat, Lacey. The ocean is a strong draw for both of them. The challenge of communicating the Gospel and providing seamless and faithful Episcopal liturgy in a lively and faithful way in a variety of settings as Supply Clergy and Interim Rector is what Nancy claims as ‘the center of her joy and love’ for the church that raised her.
We welcomed Ethan Roeben, his beautiful wife Kaylee, and lovely daughter Zaide to the Holy Cross family in 2017 when he became our Music Director. Ethan moved to Wilmington from Mooresville North Carolina so the he could finish my music degree at UNCW and we have loved every minute of it. Ethan and his family are excited to be a part of Holy Cross.
Jonathan has been involved with the Episcopal Church for over 12 years. He became the Youth Director for Holy Cross in the Spring of 2014 and is thrilled to be working with such an incredible church.