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, JohnStott, 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 under ten: Sylvia, Isabel, Jack and Alexander.  John and Alysia were introduced to one another here in Raleigh by John’s grandmother, the late Mrs. Sue Tucker Yates.  Now that they are settled in Raleigh they feel they have finally come home!

Telephone: (919) 833-4202, ext. 103

Rev. David Cumbie, Associate Rector

David joined our staff in July 2011. He and his wife, Langley, have three children – twins, Mary Camden and David Jr and their son Bennett.

David’s life has been changed forever by the person of Jesus Christ which gives him a passion for the Gospel, a heart for the Church, and a deep love for the City of Raleigh and her people. He loves the outdoors, photography, anything NC State, a good IPA, and time with family and friends.

After graduating from NC State in 1999, David worked for a number of years in marketing for Kimley-Horn and Associates here in Raleigh. He also served in the ministry of Young Life for nearly seven years as a volunteer and trainer in Raleigh before he and Langley became full-time staff workers with Young Life Ministries in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  He is working to complete his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston. David is originally from Charlotte, while Langley is a native of Raleigh and a graduate of Meredith College.

Telephone: (919) 279-3173

Paul Harris, Director of Music Ministry

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. 104

Jeremy George, Director of Student Ministries

Jeremy and his family come to us from Holdrege, Nebraska, where he was a Youth Pastor for seven years. Prior to that, Jeremy served with Youth for Christ in Wilmington, Delaware. With ten years of youth ministry experience, Jeremy is well equipped for the challenge of growing a vibrant ministry among students here at Holy Trinity.

Jeremy has a heart for reaching teenagers with the gospel message and helping parents come alongside their children as mentors in the faith. Jeremy met his wife, Charity, while a student at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Charity grew up in Italy where her parents served as Christian missionaries. In 2007 she was diagnosed with a lesion in her brain stem which led to severe neurological deficits and confined her to a wheelchair. Jeremy and Charity have three daughters, Sofia, Isabella and Nadia. Their family will be a great asset to our church community and we are grateful to God for bringing them here!

Telephone: (919) 833-4202, ext. 105

Robin Harris, Director of Children’s Ministries 

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, ext. 106

Susan Finch, Parish Administrator

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 boys.

Telephone: (919) 833-4202, ext. 100

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 10 years and 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. 101