The Very Reverend Anne M. Maxwell | Dean loves God, family, and a good story. She earned her Masters of Divinity from The University of South, Sewanee and was ordained to the priesthood in January of 2004. She has served at All Saints’, Atlanta, GA; St. Dunstan’s, Atlanta, GA; Holy Trinity Parish, Decatur, GA and Christ Episcopal Church in Covington, LA before moving to Jackson. Prior to ordination Anne earned a Masters in Community Counseling from Georgia State University and worked in psychiatric hospital programs in the Southeastern United States. Anne is a cradle Episcopalian and the daughter and sister of Episcopal priests. She and her husband Bill have one son and a chocolate lab.

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

Ben Garrott

Ben joined the staff at St. Andrew's in January 2020, after 14 years at Catholic Charities of Jackson. He lives in Jackson with his wife and 11-year old daughter.

Business Administrator

Laurie McCarley

Laurie McCarley, I am married to Hal McCarley and have two girls Catherine (24) and Mary Eliza (21); I live in Madison, MS and have been at St. Andrew’s Cathedral since November 1992;

Membership Coordinator

Jessica Nelson

Native Mississippian Jessica Nelson holds degrees in music and liturgy from Millsaps College (2005) and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (2009) and the Colleague Certificate from the American Guild of Organists. She directs the Mississippi Conference on Church Music and Liturgy and in 2015 was appointed to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, and has served that body as Secretary. Prior to her call to St. Andrew's, Jessica served All Saints' Episcopal Church in Tupelo and was on the faculty of the University of North Alabama and Northeast Mississippi Community College. Jessica lives in Jackson with a dog named Eloise and in her spare time, she composes a little and watches Netflix a lot. Her published works are available from St. James Music Press and Paraclete Press. 

Organist and Choirmaster

Gracey Belote

I am a native of Brandon, MS where I grew up attending St. Luke's and St. Peter's by-the-Lake. I graduated from Millsaps College where I studied neuroscience and philosophy. Now, instead of being buried in philosophy books and scientific articles, you can find me researching the best games to play with a youth group or sleeping on an air mattress at a church retreat. When I'm not at work, I'm most likely watching The Office, juggling with my dad, or hanging out with my dog, Slightly. 

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

D’Cory Owens

D'Cory joined the staff at St. Andrew's in October 2019 after a 5 years serving as the Director Of Public Relations & Marketing at Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center. In his spare time, he mentors to inner-city youth.

Director of Communications

Tom Williams


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