Our Worship

We care deeply about worship. Our liturgy and music are rooted in the best of Anglican traditions. And we strive to be an open and healthy community of believers and seekers of the truth so that together we may serve God in our hearts and with our lives.


The Very Reverend David Elliott III, Interim Dean I was born and raised in Meridian, MS and attended The University of the South for college and seminary. Gay and I have four children and eight grandchildren. I came here as Canon in 1975 and after serving in various and sundry places over the last many years and retiring a couple of times, I have returned to be Interim Dean at St. Andrew’s.  Thomas Wolfe said, “You Can’t Go Home Again.” He was wrong!!

Please feel free to call me at the church 601-354-1535, my home 601-366-1943, or my cell 601-278-9349

The Reverend Jennifer Deaton | Canon for Pastoral Care graduated from Emory University in 1994 with a B.A. in Religion, and from the University of Mississippi in 1998 with an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology.  She earned her M.Div. from the General Theological Seminary in 2004.  She served as Curate at St. Paul’s in Meridian, and as Chaplain at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Jackson prior to coming to the Cathedral.  Jennifer has completed a two-year training in the practice of spiritual direction.  She currently serves as Program Chair for the Center for Formation and Mission at Gray Center, and as Chaplain for the diocesan Episcopal Church Women.  Jennifer lives in Jackson with her husband and son, two cats and a dog, and lots of yarn and knitting needles.

The Reverend Katie Bradshaw | Canon for Lifelong Formation and Mission graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a B.A. in History, and from Mississippi College School of Law with a J.D. She practiced law for a number of years serving as Staff Attorney for Judge Lester F. Williamson in Meridian, and with the Hinds County Public Defender’s Office in Jackson. Katie earned her M. Div. from The School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South in 2015, and served as Curate at St. Columb’s Episcopal Church in Ridgeland prior to joining the Cathedral staff.

Meet the staff

James Ballard

Lead Sexton

James Veals


  • MOBILE: (601) 454-2547
Tom Williams

Business Administrator

Laurie McCarley

Membership Coordinator

Jessica Nelson

Organist and Choirmaster

Rachel Misenar

Coordinator of Children’s Ministries

  • EMAIL:  rmisenar@standrews.ms
  • OFFICE: (601) 573-3689
Ruth Fletcher

Parish Life Coordinator

Josh Geter

Communications Coordinator

Jamie Dickson

EYC Director

Wardens and Vestry