Recreation & Wellness Director
Coordinator, registrar, and operations for baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, t-ball according to respective seasons for fall, winter, spring, and summer.
Bishop: Fourth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee, the Right Reverend Phoebe A. Roaf was elected on November 17, 2018 and consecrated on May 4, 2019. "Bishop Phoebe" is a lifelong Episcopalian who grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a Master of Public Administration from Princeton University. She later received a law degree from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, and clerked for a federal judge for two years before practicing law in New Orleans. She attended Virginia Theological Seminary, where she is vice-chair of the Board of Trustees. Roaf succeeded the Rt. Rev. Don Johnson, who had served as the third bishop of the diocese since 2001. The Diocese of West Tennessee was established in 1983 and covers all of Tennessee west of the Tennessee River. It has 8,260 active members and an average Sunday attendance of more than 3,000.
Rector: Since July 2018, the Rev. Ollie V. Rencher ("Ollie", "Father Ollie", "Father Rencher") has served at GSL after service in the Episcopal Dioceses of North Carolina (Charlotte: St. Peter's), West Tennessee (Memphis: Church of the Holy Communion), and Mississippi (Oxford: St. Peter's & The University of Mississippi). He collaborates with fellow members of the GSL Clergy-Staff Team, the Bishop, Wardens, Vestry, Treasurer, parish ministry committees and teams, and GSL School (Head of School, Leadership Team, Board of Trustees) on Church-School interrelated operations; serves as lead clergy contact and resource for Administration, Pastoral Care, Worship & Music, and Stewardship (parishioner giving of time, talent, and money).
Associate Rector: Since July 2020, the Rev. Laura F. Gettys ("Laura", "Reverend Laura") has served at GSL after service in the Episcopal Dioceses of West Tennessee (Memphis: St. Mary's Cathedral), Mississippi (Oxford: St. Peter's), Virginia (Alexandria: Christ Church), Washington (D.C.: Church of the Epiphany), and North Carolina (Charlotte: Trinity Episcopal School). She supports and collaborates with the Rector on focusing on parish ministry and vision through administrative leadership, nurture and support of members and newcomers, oversight of community engagement (outreach and social justice) efforts that encourage parishioner service within and beyond the parish, and assists with officiating School Chapel.
Priest Associate: Both retired and a member of the parish, the Rev. Anne A. Carriere ("Anne", "Reverend Anne") joined the clergy team in October 2019 to assist the Rector and Associate Rector primarily with pastoral care matters and in various liturgical roles on Sundays and other occasions. Before retirement, she served in the Episcopal Dioceses of Arkansas (Mountain Home: St. Andrew's) and West Tennessee (Memphis: Church of the Holy Apostles, Grace-St. Luke's) and on behalf of the Bishop, Carriere currently serves as Chaplain to the Retired Clergy of the Diocese of West Tennessee.
Deacon: Ordained Vocational Deacon on May 29, 2021 at St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, the Reverend Jessica T. Abell, was assigned by the Right Reverend Phoebe A. Roaf to serve at GSL beginning in June 2021. "Deacon Jessica" will serve one Sunday per month in liturgical roles in addition to full-time ministry as Director of Spiritual Life and Head Chaplain at St. George's Independent School, where she has served since 2007. In Fall 2020 as part of her ordination process, Deacon Jessica served as Parish Intern at GSL (observing, training, and serving in worship and other roles) and also completed the Alternative Clergy Training at Sewanee (ACTS) at the School of Theology.