Meet the Staff

The Very 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. Canon Helen Ludbrook

The Rev. Helen Ludbrook, Canon Minor, 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…

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The Rev. Susan Naylor

On Dec. 10, 2017, The Rev. Susan Naylor joined the clergy staff as Deacon of Christ Church Cathedral. Susan was ordained to the deaconate on June 3, 2004, and was a member of the first graduating class of the Episcopal School for Ministry. She has served at Emmanuel, Webster Groves; St. Martin’s, Ellisville; and Church of the Good Shepherd,…

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The Rev. Leslie Barnes Scoopmire

The Rev. Leslie Barnes Scoopmire is an assisting priest at Christ Church Cathedral. Leslie devoted 24 years as a teacher in the Pattonville School Disctrict, where she closed her career teaching students advanced placement US history, US history, college credit gender studies, and guitar classes…

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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 musician and…

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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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