Clergy & Staff

ard1Father Robert Ard

Fr. Robert Ard has been the new rector of Holy Cross since August 1, 2016. He and his family moved here from St. Louis, MO. He is a huge Cardinals fan, and welcomes all inquiries about baseball, SEC football, and NFL football. He will even listen to any and all comments about North Carolina basketball. In all seriousness, he is excited to be here in Tryon at Holy Cross, and he welcomes all questions and comments about Holy Cross, The Episcopal Church in general, or the Anglican Communion.

Ms. Susie Mahnke, Organist and Choir Director

SusieSusie Mahnke joined the staff in June 2010. she and husband Kym have been members of Holy Cross since 2007. They are the parents of two adult sons, Fritz and Byron.

Ms. Lori Walter, Parish Administrator

Ms. Walter joined the staff in November 2007 as the Financial Administrator.  In February 2017 she transitioned into the Parish Administrator position. Her husband, Todd, is a Family Physician in Landrum. They are the parents of two daughters, Madison and Elizabeth.

Mr. Henry Moffitt, Sacristan

Mr. Moffitt has been a member of Holy Cross for many years, serving in the choir, as a lector, lay reader and chalice bearer. As Sacristan, he assists the rector or visiting clergy in preparing and conducting the mid-week services.