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!

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The Rev. Roger Hungerford

Associate to the Rector Emeritus for

Pastoral Care and Adult Christian Education

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.

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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.

Craig Dosher
Assistant to the Rector

Born and raised in southeastern North Carolina, Craig met his wife, Amanda, at college in Gainesville, Florida. They moved to her hometown of Pensacola, where they lived with their two daughters prior to attending seminary in Virginia. Amanda serves as a deacon at St. James Episcopal Church in Fairhope, Alabama. The family resides there. Craig is a former U.S. history teacher. His hobbies include fishing, clamming, gardening, and listening to music. 

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D'Anna Entrekin
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.

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Isabelle Peterson
Music Director

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.

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Warren Jerrems
Youth Minister (interim) 

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Warren is a native Floridian. Boyhood was spent at a Boys Club.  Became a pool shark and ping ponger at a young age.  Former long haired surfer dude and lived in a cave in the Bahamas for 6-weeks after high school.

Wind surfer, water skier at Cypress Gardens, snow skier of double black diamonds, ultimate frisbee player with a bad knee, accomplished runner, decent overall athlete well past his physical prime

Married up, 39 years ago to Mia, truly my sole mate, and provider of direction and stability to my life. Father of two daughters both of whom are much smarter than me (wife too) and grandfather of the prettiest baby on the planet.

Successful business owner including painting business in college, assisted living facilities later in life, now a charter boat captain. Retired CPA and CFO. Also, former bar and restaurant owner/operator which is where I learned to cook and drink.

Very blessed to live during a time when travel was relatively safe and simple. Have visited most of US, much of North America and Europe, with trips also to Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Peru and Cuba.

Favorites:

  • Motto – “Only love things that can love you back.”

  • Book – Atlas Shrugged

  • Song – Three Wooden Crosses

  • Bible verse – Let us run with perseverance the race set out for us, with our eyes fixed firmly on Jesus. Hebrews 12:1

Biggest regret: Never have learned to play a musical instrument

No previous experience as Youth Minister.  Barely more than a milk drinker when it comes to Biblical knowledge; desire to become a meat eater as I enter the spiritual prime of my life.

Parish Staff
Laity Led Ministry Contacts
  • Nancy Gibbons - Daughters of the King (DOK) - 850-475-5706

  • 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

  • Siegrid McAskill - Altar Guild - 850-723-9863

  • 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