Rev. Chana Tetzlaff
The Rev. Chana Tetzlaff began her service as Priest in Charge at Holy Cross in July 2017. Born and raised in California, Chana grew up in the church and was involved in ministry from a young age. She has two decades of leadership experience in a variety of positions at the parish, Diocesan, and Provincial levels. Chana began formal discernment for the priesthood in 2006 when she was running an inner-city youth group and training as a Stephen Minister, ministries through which she felt a distinct call to work with those who are spiritually hungry and searching to provide authentic space in which to connect with God’s healing love. Her greatest joys in ministry are simply to walk alongside people as they seek and follow Christ, to listen and discern with them as they strive to answer questions about God, and to form healthy communities that minister to and encourage one another through relationship with God. Chana is a cum laude graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of California at Davis. Prior to seminary, Chana worked as a marketer for a civil engineering firm. In her spare time, she can be found at a coffee house, soaking up the sun on the beach, or exploring local attractions and foodie hangouts. Chana lives in Wilmington with her husband, TJ, and their pet dogs, Molly and Momo.
Andy was ordained to the perpetual Diaconate on February 11, 1988 as part of the first class of deacons in the Diocese of East Carolina. He served St. John’s and St. Paul’s Episcopal Churches, here in Wilmington, prior to being assigned to Holy Cross in 2007. In his role as a Deacon, which is to take the church to the world and bring the needs of the world to the church, Andy is an EFM Mentor and Trainer through the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. He has been a part of various EFM classes and trainings since 1995. He serves on the Board of the Carousel Center which is a local non-profit agency that provides all-inclusive services for children that are victims of abuse. Through UNC-W’s Quality Enhancement for Non-Profit Organizations (QENO) program, Andy provides leadership training for non-profit Boards teaching them best practices in finance and Board development. Currently, he services on the Commission on Ministry for our Diocese. All of this keeps him quite busy and engaged after his retirement from New Hanover County as Deputy County Manager in 2003. Andy is married to Ada and they have two children, Neely and Paul. He has four fabulous grandsons – two in Wilmington and two in Davidson. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, his two dogs Shelby and Izzy, sitting on the beach, reading, and traveling.
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.