Meet the Staff

The Rev. Kathie Adams-Shepherd

The Rev. Kathleen “Kathie” Adams-Shepherd began January 2, 2017 as Provost at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis. Formerly rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown, Conn., for 20 years, she will be the 15th ordained clergy leader in the history of the Cathedral founded in 1819 in downtown St. Louis…

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The Rev. Helen Ludbrook

The Rev. Helen Ludbrook is a retired assisting priest who assists with pastoral care and worship. Originally from Australia, she attended Eden Seminary and also holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Sewanee: The University of the South. She previously served as associate to the rector at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church–Ellisville. She and her husband, […]

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The Rev. Chester Hines

On Dec. 1, 2014, The Rev. Chester Hines joined the clergy staff as Deacon of Christ Church Cathedral. In addition to his service in this congregation, he will help the Cathedral lead the Diocese in addressing social issues involving St. Louis City and County. At Christ Church Cathedral, he will be working with the existing […]

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William “Pat” Partridge

William “Pat” Partridge, M.M., F.C.C.M., is the Canon Precentor Organist and Choirmaster of Christ Church Cathedral, University Organist at Washington University, and a member of the faculties at Webster University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is as much a spiritual leader as a musician and has helped lead the people of God here in […]

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Annette Carr

Annette came to the Cathedral in 2007 with a background in healthcare, organizational leadership and marketing. A member of St. Francis’ Episcopal Church in Eureka, Annette lives in West County with her partner, Jim, and Labradoodle, Darcey Rose. She has two daughters and six grandchildren.  

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The Rev. John Kilgore

The Rev. Canon John W. Kilgore’s title is Canon Minor, as his duties at Christ Church Cathedral are part-time. He is retired from his cardiology practice in St. Louis and was a founding partner of Metro Heart Group of St. Louis. Canon Kilgore is a native Missourian, having grown up in Joplin and attended the […]

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