Clergy & Staff

Rev. Dr. John W. Yates III, Rector


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.

Telephone: (919) 833-4202, ext. 225

Rev. Claudia Dickson Greggs, CLERGY ASSOCIATE FOr Christian FORMATION


Claudia grew up in Detroit, went to college in Boston, and after moving to New York City heard the gospel preached like never before 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. 

Claudia served as Curate and Chaplain of St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church and Day School in New Haven for four years and then as Assistant to the Provost at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut for three.  In 1994 she married the Rev. Dr. Gil Greggs and moved to North Carolina – finding at last her true home.  In Raleigh she served as an Associate Rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church for eleven years. 

Before joining the staff of Holy Trinity Church in September 2014, Claudia served as Interim Rector of Church of the Holy Cross, our sister church.  Helping people find abundant life in Jesus Christ is her passion in ministry.  She and Gil have two children, Caleb and Emily, and a son-in-law, Andrew.
Telephone: (919) 833-4202, ext. 227

Rev. Wright Wall, Clergy Associate for Evangelism and Equipping


Wright served as a church-planter in NW Washington, DC. After graduating from West Point, Wright began his career in the Army and then spent 10 years in the private sector before going to seminary at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary outside of Boston.  Before planting All Nations, Anglican, in DC, Wright worked on staff at The Falls Church, Anglican, where he was ordained by The Right Rev. Martyn Minns.  Wright is a natural evangelist who has a heart for the lost and a passion for seeing men of all ages come to a deeper relationship with Jesus.  Wright is involved in Alpha, in directing Community Groups and in overseeing our newcomer ministry.  Wright and his wife, Beth, have four children: Chris, Ellie, Davis, and Annie.  


Dr. Josh Chatraw, Director of New City Fellows and Theologian in Residence


Josh Chatraw was the founding director of the Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement at Liberty University, and Associate Professor of Theology and Apologetics.  Prior to his work at Liberty, Josh served as a pastor at Baptist churches in Virginia and Georgia, and completed a PhD in Biblical Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. Josh is the author of Apologetics at the Cross (Zondervan). In addition to directing New City Fellows, Josh teaches Foundations, preaches regularly and continues in his ministry of writing.  Josh and his wife, Tracy, have two children: Addison and Hudson.  


Daniel Lee, Program Coordinator for New City Fellows

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Daniel grew up the son of a church-planter in New York City, attended Stony Brook University, and worked in the legal field in Manhattan, where he attended Redeemer Presbyterian Church where Tim Keller was Sr. Pastor. Captivated by Redeemer's vision for church planting and ministering in cities, he helped plant Maranatha Grace Church in New Jersey while obtaining a Master of Arts in Religion at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is an alum of New City Fellows (class of 2018), and is excited to be able to serve and be a part of God's work in Raleigh through the program.


Rev. Caleb Burr, Clergy Associate for Student Ministries


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 the last four years while pursuing a masters degree from Trinity School for Ministry. He not only met and fell in love with his wife Paige during this time but also discovered his love for running and fishing. 

Telephone: (919) 833-4202, ext. 242


Paul Harris, Director of MUSIC


Paul grew up in suburban Washington, D.C., but has lived most of his adult life in St. Louis and Kansas City. He has degrees in music from Oberlin College and Washington University (St. Louis), and has spent a year in Amsterdam studying under a Fulbright grant. Paul has served in church music ministry for around 25 years. He is married to Cynthia, also an accomplished musician, and they have two grown daughters, Robin and Consie.
Telephone: (919) 833-4202, ext. 222


Rev. Joe Carnes Ananias, Associate Director of MUSIC 


Originally from Peoria, IL, Joe was educated at Moody Bible Institute and Duke Divinity School. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2013, and before joining the staff of Holy Trinity, he worked as Pastoral Associate of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke. Prior to that, Joe served as Associate Rector of Christ Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He is married to Christina Carnes Ananias.

Telephone: (919) 833-4202



Robin Harris, Trinity Kids Director


Robin grew up in St. Louis and Kansas City, and went to school in Moscow, Idaho, where she received her B.A. in Liberal Arts & Culture from New St. Andrews College. After graduating, she taught music at a local school for three years, took music classes at the University of Idaho, and was active in music and ministry in her Church. Robin has a deep commitment to loving and equipping children for ministry as growing disciples of Jesus Christ. In additon,  she recently earned her Master of Music Education in Choral Pedagogy (2012) from Kansas University.
Telephone: (919) 833-4202


Susan Finch, Parish Adminstrator


Originally from New Jersey, Susan received a bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University and an M.A. from Bucknell. Susan and her husband, John, were founding members of Holy Trinity Church. She was called to her present position at Holy Trinity in July, 2005. The Finches live in Raleigh and have four grown sons and two adorable grandchildren.
Telephone: (919) 833-4202, ext. 221


Anne Thompson, Finance Manager


Anne grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Duke University with a degree in economics.  She worked as a commercial banker and bank product manager for several years. She and her husband Stuart have called Raleigh their home for nearly 20 years and have two daughters, Lindsay and Grace. She now enjoys balancing her part-time work at Holy Trinity Church with her family responsibilities. Anne loves to play tennis and swim in her free time.
Telephone: (919) 833-4202, ext. 226

Rev. Matt Hoehn, North Carolina Study Center


Matt is a non-staff member of our clergy team, serving in a variety of roles here at Holy Trinity. His primary work is in Chapel Hill where he serves as Programming Director at the North Carolina Study Center. Originally hailing from Charlotte, Matt is a graduate of UNC (BA, History and Religious Studies) and Duke Divinity School (M.Div.). During the past few years, he has been blessed to be a part of ‘the North Street neighborhood,’ an intentional Christian living community in Durham which brings together people with and without intellectual/developmental disabilities for a shared common life.