Clergy


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The Very Reverend Anne M. Maxwell

Dean

Anne 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, a chocolate lab, and a black mix from the Blessing of the Animals 2019 because he was too sweet not to adopt.


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The Reverend Katie Bradshaw

Canon Vicar

Katie 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.


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The Reverend Deacon Sarah Stripp

Deacon

Sarah Stripp serves as a vocational deacon at the Cathedral. In addition, Sarah is the Managing Director for Springboard To Opportunities, a nonprofit helping families in affordable housing reach their goals in life, work, and school and has been working in community development based non-profits for the last 9 years. While Sarah grew up in Michigan, she has been in Mississippi since 2014 and now considers it home and is passionate about creating communities where all people have an opportunity to flourish. Sarah is a graduate of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellowship and the Aspen Institute’s Jackson Workforce Leadership Academy.

Meet the Staff


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Ben Garrott

Business Administrator

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.


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Laurie McCarley

Membership Coordinator

Laurie McCarley is married to Hal McCarley and has two girls Catherine (24) and Mary Eliza (21). She lives in Madison, MS and has been at St. Andrew’s Cathedral since November 1992;


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Jessica Nelson

Organist and Choirmaster

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.


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Gracey Belote

Director of Parish Life and Newcomer Ministries

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


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Wil Oakes

Director of Communications

Wil is a Tupelo native and current resident of Oxford. He attended the University of the South as well as Florida State University, where he earned an MFA in creative writing. He enjoys cooking, late night talk shows, and all things creativity. In addition to his work for St. Andrews, he is the proprietor of Oakes Creative Agency in Oxford.


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Jarrad Stewart

Sexton

Jarrad is a quiet guy with a lot of talents. He's an expert when it comes to flooring, and has made the hardwoods around the Cathedral shine. Catch him around the campus keeping the facilities looking great and the vibe always chill.

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Tom Williams

Bookkeeper

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