Reverend Michael J. Buttner
Father Michael has been the pastor at Holy Family since July of 2001. He was formerly the pastor of Saint Francis Of Assisi in Lenoir, North Carolina for seven years. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and ordained in 1978. Father was a professed member of the Benedictines for twenty years and served as Registrar of Belmont Abbey College for fifteen years prior to moving into the ministry full time for the Diocese of Charlotte.
Phone: 336-778-0600 (ext. 201)
Reverend Peter Nouck
Fr. Peter was born to Mr. Joseph Nouck who died a few years after his birth and to Mrs. Marianne Nouck, still surviving. Fr. Peter is the 8th sibling in a family of 10 with 9 still living. With a very extensive extended family. Father grew up in Cameroon, where he attended school, he spent a year in spiritual formation and discernment about joining the priesthood. Thereafter, he spent 8 years in St. Thomas Major Seminary, Bambui, Cameroon where he obtained a diploma in philosophy and a degree in Theology. Fr. Peter was ordained a priest on April 4, 2002 in the Diocese of Buea, Cameroon. He was appointed Parochial Vicar and Parish youth Chaplain of St. Anthony Parish. After serving for 2 years, he was transferred to St. Francis College, where he was college chaplain for a year. Then he was appointed Parish Pastor of St. Luke Parish, where he also served as schools manager for 3 years. Thereafter, he was appointed School Principal of St. Francis College where he served for one year, and then was transferred to St. Joseph’s college as School Principal where he remained for 7 years. It is from St. Joseph’s College that he left for the U.S.A. We are blessed to have Fr. Peter join the Holy Family Staff.Phone: 336-778-0600
Reverend Mr. John Harrison
Deacon; Pastoral Advisor for Religious Education
Deacon John was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in May 2014 and joined the staff as Pastoral Advisor for Religious Education in May 2016. His duties include oversight of the Faith Formation and Youth Ministry programs. John is a member of the Pastoral Council and chairman of the Liturgy Committee. John and his wife, Anne, have been parishioners at Holy Family since 1986. They were married in 1980 and have two grown children, Elizabeth (Beth) Moody and Gregory (Greg). Beth, a parishioner, is married and gave birth to a daughter, Piper Claire, in July 2016. Greg is single and lives in Dallas, Texas. John is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and has been employed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. since 1981. John has been a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1976 and has held positions as Grand Knight, State Deputy, and Supreme Director.
Vicki joined our parish in 1996 after relocating from New Jersey. She has two grown children. Christopher resides in Greensboro NC, and Katlyn is a recent graduate of UNC Charlotte. Vicki is in full charge of the administrative work of the parish including facilities scheduling and maintenance, priest’s schedules, payroll and accounts payable. She is involved in all aspects of parish work.Phone: 336-778-0600 (ext. 200) Email: email@example.com
Paula has been a member of Holy Family since January of 1981 when she, her parents, and three brothers moved here from Chicago, IL. Paula married Robert “Scott” Griffin at Holy Family in March of 1986. They have five children; Phillip is a chef in Waynesville, NC, Christine, a student at WSSU, majoring in Teaching, Nicholas is a Grad student at UNC-G, Bradley and David are both attending Forsyth Tech. Paula has been on staff in various capacities at Holy Family since June of 2001.Phone: 336-778-0600 (ext. 218) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa comes to us from Atlanta GA. She is married to Derek and has 4 children. She is assisting the Office Staff. Melissa is a great asset to Holy Family in many respects.
Director of Faith Formation
Peggy joined Holy Family in 1998. She is the Director of the Faith Formation program responsible for Pre-school programs and Grades 1 through 5. She holds a B.S. degree in Social Work from Western Carolina University and a Master’s Degree from the Loyola Institute for Ministry Extension program. She previously taught special needs children at Bolton School.
Phone: 336-778-0600 (ext. 214)
Faith Formation Assistant
Gina has been a member of Holy Family since July of 1998 when she and her husband, Dick moved here from Tampa, FL. Originally from Pennsylvania, she has been called a ‘Half-Back’; someone from the North that moved to the South and then moved half way back. She attends to the needs of students and teachers during the Wednesday evening, 4:15 and 6:15 PM sessions of Faith Formation classes. Gina is also the schedule coordinator for Faith Formation volunteer positions of the program and is in the office Tuesday through Friday of each week.
Phone: 336-778-0600 (ext. 205)
Director of RCIA
Patricio directs this ministry which invites all in the community to welcome, and journey with, adults who want to explore the Catholic faith.
Phone: 336-778-0600, ext. 262
Nick has been at Holy Family since he was born and has been a volunteer in Faith Formation and Youth Ministry for over 10 years in various capacities. He graduated from UNCG with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Spanish. Nick attended the full time MBA program at UNCG for a semester and afterwards got a full time job at Blue Rhino. He has been there for over two years now and works in logistics. In 2015 he married his high school sweetheart, Francesca at Holy Family (They actually met at Holy Family). In his spare time Nick enjoys running and spending time outdoors.
Jenn Barlow is originally from Clemmons, NC, and attended St. Leo Catholic School and Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School. She studied religion and sociology at Appalachian State University and spent her summers working at The Pines Catholic Camp in Texas. After graduating in 2010, she pursued a career in youth ministry at St. Leo Catholic Church in Winston-Salem and St. Paul the Apostle in Greensboro. She also is on the leadership team of the Frassati Young Adult Group of Winston-Salem, organizing men’s and women’s groups, weekly bible studies, annual retreats, and worship nights. She is married to Brad Barlow, an astrophysics professor at High Point University. They are expecting their first child this August.
Phone: (336) 778-0600 ext 204
Director of Music
Jola emigrated to the United States from Poland with her husband Tom in 1993. She holds a double Master’s degree in Organ Performance and Music Education and is proficient in both piano and organ. She has extensive experience in choral direction and music education. Tom is a professional church musician and is an accomplished pipe organ builder as well.
Jola worked as the Pastoral Director of Music at Saint Mary’s Church in Baldwinsville, New York for thirteen years and most recently as the Director of Music and Liturgy at Saint Joseph’s Church in Camillus, New York with complete oversight of the music program. She directed the adult choir, folk group, teen choir, children’s choir, resurrection singers, hand bell choir, cantors and instrumentalists. She was responsible for all planning and music selection.
Jola has 3 boys, Timothy, Kacper and Marceli. She has devoted her entire life to church music and her family. She is happy to be a part of Holy Family Catholic Church as her spiritual journey continues. In her free time, Jola and her family enjoy traveling the US and the world.
Phone: (336) 778-0600 Ext. 206
Gene is a welcome addition to our Holy Family Staff which he joined in March of 2013. He is a Native of Pembroke, N.C., and has lived in the Winston-Salem area since 1989. He has two adult children, Ciana and Chase. Gene is responsible for maintaining the Church, Family Center, Rectory and Youth Building, along with all the property, here at Holy Family. When he is not at work, he enjoys fishing and golfing.
Phone: 336–778-0600, Ext. 210
Assistant Maintenance Manager
Phil joined our Holy family Staff in Nov. of 2015. Father hired him as a painting contractor at the Rectory and we knew immediately that we needed to have him join our staff. He was born and raised in Ithaca NY, and moved to Raleigh NC in 1981. Phil is a graduate of NCSU. He moved to the Winston Salem area in 1985. He has one surviving child, Megan, and a beautiful granddaughter named Chloe.
Maggie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She is responsible for the Holy Family Weekly Bulletin.
Gerald, otherwise known as Jerry, joined the Holy Family Staff on 05/01/2013. Jerry, and his wife Barbara, have been members of Holy Family since October 2001. Prior to joining the Holy Family Staff Jerry held several Accounting positions in NY, TN, NC and GA as an Individual Contributor and in Management. Jerry and his wife have three children and five grandchildren. Jerry’s oldest son, Christopher, his wife Theresa, and their two children live in Lewisville and are very involved here at Holy Family. Jerry grew up in Springfield, Vermont. He received a B.S. in Accounting from The Sage Colleges in Troy, NY, and an MBA equivalent (FMP) while working for GE. Jerry’s responsibilities include Fiscal Management to include budgets and forecasts, Cash Flow tracking, Capital Planning, prepare Annual and Semi-Annual Financial Reports to the Diocese, working with IT to ensure efficient computer systems and prepare and maintain Policy & Procedure Manuals. One of Jerry’s roles is to reduce costs wherever possible. Jerry is involved with several different Commissions of the church including Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, and serving different roles of the Liturgy.
Phone: 336-778-0600 x211