CLERGY & STAFF
The Rev. Rob Dixon
5th Rector of Holy Cross Episcopal Church
Rob was born and raised outside of Fairhope, Alabama. He and his wife, Amanda, have three children, share a love for their pets, and enjoy time each summer in the mountains of Colorado. After receiving his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Auburn University, Rob worked in sales for Nalco Chemical Company for eight years. He ended his career at Nalco to become the youth minister at Christ Church in Pensacola and to discern his call to the priesthood. Rob served at St. David’s in Austin while in seminary, and, after graduation, he became the rector of St. Stephen’s in Brewton, Alabama. Before coming to Holy Cross, he served as the Associate Rector for Pastoral Care and Outreach at St. Martin’s in Houston, Texas. Rob was thrilled to move back to the Pensacola area has been the Pastor/Rector at Holy Cross since 2016.
Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of West Florida and is currently teaching at a local high school.
Father Rob, Amanda, and their three daughters continue to be thrilled to be a part of the Holy Cross family!
The Rev. Roger Hungerford
Associate to the Rector Emeritus
The Reverend Roger Hungerford was born May 14, 1955 in Iowa City, Iowa. He has a twin brother, a brother a year younger and a brother five years younger. He grew up in the midwest until he was a Junior in high school. Upon his father taking a civil service position with the Army, his family moved to Oahu, Hawaii. After graduating from Leilehua High School he attended Iowa State University. He received a Navy R.O.T.C. scholarship. He graduated with a Speech - Telecommunications degree and was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. He served on ships in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. He served just under eight years on active duty and five years in the reserves. Sadly he had one son who passed away from an atrophic disease when he was two. Due to the emotional toll, his first marriage ended. Through this tragedy he found strength, peace and direction through our Lord Jesus Christ.
He began his Episcopal faith pilgrimage at Emmanuel Church in Virginia Beach on the first Sunday in October, the Blessing of our Pets. Uniquely blessed, his faith pilgrimage led him through twenty years of police experience as a patrol officer, supervisor and sector commander in Norfolk, Virginia before following God’s calling to the priesthood. He met and married his sweetheart, Liz, in 1991- a union filled with God's grace and love. Serving as a lay person in three parishes, he has participated in a wide variety of ministries that combined liturgical wonder with a penchant for making the Kingdom of Heaven a little more visible through practical activities. He has experience in worship planning, strategic planning, outreach, youth and adult Christian Formation, facilities maintenance and evangelism. He is a 2012 graduate of the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. He expanded upon his theological studies at seminary by concentrating on leadership and church growth. In 2013, Rev. Rog was called by the parishioners of All Saints, Rock Island, IL, after completing his Transitional Diaconate at Christ and St Luke’s in Norfolk, Virginia.
Liz was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio where she earned her journeyman’s card as a tool and die designer. Around 30 years old she re-located to Virginia Beach, VA where she earned an accounting degree from Old Dominion University. While in VA, she met Roger on a blind date. She has a twin brother and her younger brother and sister are twins. Her retirement days are spent volunteering with the Red Cross and researching her family tree.
Liz and Roger enjoy golfing, fishing and exploring together.
Family Life Minister
D'Anna was born and raised in the central valley of California. She and her husband, Curtis, have been married for eighteen years and have three sons. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Intercultural Studies, D'Anna worked in private education as an elementary teacher for over a decade. During that time she completed her M.A. in education and facilitated gifted and talented programs for K-5th grades. She ended her career to homeschool and take care of their three small boys.
The Entrekin family sensed a call to Pensacola and moved to the area in 2018. D'Anna currently serves adults and children across the country through executive function coaching online. She began her journey towards the Episcopal faith tradition towards the end of 2021 and became a part of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church community in early 2022. D'Anna is excited to begin to direct Family Life ministries and believes this is a natural next step in her life of ministry.
Isabelle was born and raised in Pensacola, FL and graduated from the University of West Florida in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance. Isabelle has served as a church musician for the past 12 years at various churches, and most recently served as the Director of Music at Nativity of Our Lord for the last 4 years before joining Holy Cross. Isabelle predominantly works with choral groups both sacred and secular, and currently directs the
Choral Society of Pensacola's Women's Ensemble. Isabelle has focused her career in liturgical music on offering a variety of musical styles that serves the purpose of uniting the singers and listeners in prayer.. Isabelle serves as choir director, handbell director, and as the director of the Contemporary band
Fun facts: Isabelle has a dog named Koda and a cat named Hazel! She loves all things coffee, cooking, and camping.
Lay Clergy Assistant and Youth Minister
Janelle is a California native, proud mother to her son Leo (8), Army veteran, avid football fan, and obsessive reader. Janelle and Leo live in East Milton with their dog, Jenks, and cat, Noodle. While she has been volunteering and working part-time in churches her entire life, it was in 2020 that she felt the call to leave the medical field and dive full-time into ministry. She most recently served as the Director of Operations at United Ministries and the Youth Director at First United Methodist Church of Milton. Janelle is proud to be a self-claimed nerd who will talk your ear off about Harry Potter, Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, or Doctor Who. She is passionate about connecting people to the love of Jesus Christ through genuine fellowship and community. She finds joy in walking alongside people of all ages, helping them build a foundation of faith in Christ and find strength in their church family. Janelle is delighted to be part of the Holy Cross staff and excited about her roles in both Youth Ministry and Pastoral Care.
Andrew Gregg is a Pensacola native who started playing piano at age 5. Graduating from Escambia High School and receiving his Bachelor's of Music Performance from the University of West Florida, he currently studies piano with Dr. Hedi Salanki-Rubardt. He has received numerous awards in local piano competitions, including the Doris Jean Kahn scholarship of the Pensacola Music Study Club, the PMTA Graduating Senior scholarship for piano, and the Pensacola Jazz Society Student Competition. He is a two-time winner of both the UWF Concerto and Collaborative competitions. In 2018, he won 2nd prize at the Lancaster International Piano Festival. Andrew has also received the FBA Henry FIllmore Composition Award for his piano solo, “Stellar Sadiance.” In 2019, he attended the Great Lakes International Summer Music Institute. In the fall of 2023, he plans on pursuing his Masters in Piano Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying under Jon Nakamatsu.
Maureen O'Donnell - Parish Administrator - email@example.com - 850-477-8596
D'Anna Entrekin - Director of Children's Ministries - firstname.lastname@example.org - 850-477-8596
Isabelle Peterson - Music Minister - email@example.com - 850-477-8596
Andrew Gregg - Pianist - firstname.lastname@example.org - 850-477-8596
Laity Led Ministry Contacts
Susan Karl - Daughters of the King (DOK) - 850-477-8596
Craig Iversen - Brotherhood of St. Andrew (BSA) - 850-206-2116
Ed Austin - Acolyte Mentor and Director - 850-293-6259
Clay Coleman - Ambassadors - 850-293-6258
Art Harrison - Ushers & Blood Drive Coordinator - 850-255-4041
Fr. Rob Dixon - Altar Guild - 850-477-8596
Olga Stone - Flower Guild - 850-501-5490
Nancy Gibbons - Wednesday Dinners - 850-475-5706
Sally Roberts - Prayer Shawl Ministry - 850-477-3918
Marguerite Byrd - Prayer Shawl Ministry - 478-3996
Barbara Edwards - Pastoral Care - 850-375-3942
Linda Bish - Library - 850-477-8596
Howard Johnson - Food Pantry of Holy Cross - 850-477-8596
Melodie Rowland - Communications - 850-291-4694