Father Ryan Elder

Father Ryan Elder

Father Ryan is a Priest of the Diocese of Raleigh and was ordained on June 1, 2013. He has served at St. Michael Parish in Cary, and St. Bernadette in Fuquay-Varina as a Parochial Vicar. Fr. Ryan has been an Assistant Master of Ceremonies for the Diocese of Raleigh, and also sits on the Liturgical Commission for the Diocese.

He is deeply in love with Jesus and hopes to be able to inspire the parishioners of Holy Family to do the same. He has a particular love for teaching.

Father Ryan holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.Div. from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, an M.A. in Sacred Scripture from St. Charles, and is currently completing an M.A.L. (Master of Arts in Liturgy) at The Liturgical Institute of Mundelein Seminary in the Chicago area.

Deacon Bert L'Homme

Deacon Bert L’Homme


Deacon Bert was ordained by Bishop Joseph Gossman to the permanent diaconate on November 12, 2004. After ordination he was assigned to Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Louisburg and then he served at St. Francis deSales Church in Washington, DC.

For many years Deacon Bert has worked in parish and prison ministry in North Carolina and Washington, DC. Hearing the Lord’s call to ministry, he is anxious to share the good news of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

A native of Massachusetts, Deacon Bert earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Maryland at College Park as well as the American University in Washington, DC. He is a lifelong educator and administrator in the public, private, and Catholic schools.

Deacon Bert is married to Margaret Lee, they have three adult daughters and four grandsons.

Director of Faith Formation

Deacon Benny Yupanqui

Email: | Phone: 919-732-1030

Deacon Benny Yupanqui is originally from Peru and has been in the United States since 1999. He has been Ministering in several dioceses in Peru and in the United States in prisons and hospitals as clinical chaplain and as deacon in several churches. He graduated from archdiocesan mayor St. Carlos and St. Marcelo Seminary, John Paul II college, Pontifical University of Theology, Loyola University New Orleans and Duke University Medical Center in the disciplines of Philosophy, Theology, Religious Education, Clinical Chaplaincy, and Pastoral Studies/Counseling. Deacon Benny is a bi-ritual Catholic, Roman Catholic and Byzantine Catholic. He was ordained in Charlotte, NC on Oct 30th 2010 for St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Diocese, Parma, HO an Oriental Catholic Church in full communion with Holy See.

He is married to Kelly Geldres Yupanqui and has a nine year-old son named Emmanuel Francisco Yupanqui.

Deacon Benny is so happy to be the director of Faith Formation of Holy Family Catholic church in Hillsborough, NC. He really enjoys ministering a bilingual community, English and Spanish, in Faith formation. He also enjoys playing with children, gaming with youth, and listening to adult people. He is grateful to God and to the Community of Holy Family.