Meet the Casterellas

The Casterella family began attending Holy Cross on Christmas Eve 2018 and have been regular attendees since. The family of four moved from the Rocky Mountains to North Carolina in August 2018, just a few weeks before Hurricane Florence hit. Gretchen is a professor in the Cameron School of Business at UNCW and Jeff is a distance-based accounting professor at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Additionally, Jeff is developing and overseeing a construction project in Kure Beach. Jack is a …

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Meet Christian Formation Coordinator Rene

Rene Gouverneur started attending Holy Cross in 2010. She was drawn to our church by feeling the presence of the Holy Spirit, the music, and the warm welcome of the parish. Today, she is also attracted by the sense of community and our commitment to helping those in need. She is very excited about our peacemaking initiative with the Muslim community. Rene has had a successful career in the teaching profession for 30 years. She taught primarily kindergarten and first grade but has also taught in…

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Meet the Brownlees

David and Irene Brownlee started attending Holy Cross in November of 2017 andhave been regulars at worship ever since. David is a retired United Methodistpastor and Irene, a retired college administrator. They were looking for a Christiancommunity to settle into after forty-five years of working with congregations fromNew York to Mississippi, but mostly in the Raleigh area.They felt immediately enfolded into Holy Cross by the intentional and consistenthospitality of the entire congregation, and …

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Meet Chris Duffy

Chris Duffy started attending regularly at Holy Cross July 2017. She had attended a couple of services at Holy Cross about 3 years ago. At that time she was attending a local Catholic Church. However she experienced a lack of community there possibly due to the large congregation. However, she always kept in mind Holy Cross.  She felt comfortable because of the similarity between the Catholic and Episcopal traditions. She found Holy Cross to be a welcoming community and a much smaller congrega…

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Meet the Eyles

CV: When did you first start attending?  SE: We started coming this spring. I think in May.  CV: How did you hear about Holy Cross?  SE: E Stanfield. E and I have been friends for about 5 years and met because Hazel and Dylan were in the same class together. She knew Stephen and I were looking for a new church and she invited us.  CV: What kept you coming and attracts you to Holy Cross?  SE: The people. There is a genuine love and kindness in this church which we immediately felt. And our g…

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