Mr. Jarrett R. Follette, Canon Precentor

Jarrett joined the staff at Christ Church Cathedral in August of 2006. His primary responsibilities include playing the organ, directing the choir, and overseeing the concert series. In addition he oversees the webcast along with other technical duties and produces service leaflets, newsletters, and most of the printed material created for the cathedral. He is also on the Diocesan Liturgy Commission and is active as an officer in the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

He holds a B.Mus. from Houghton College in Houghton, New York where he studied with John Chappell Stowe and others. He studied with Russell Saunders briefly at the Eastman School of Music and went on to earn a M.Mus. from the Indiana University School of Music where he studied organ with Larry Smith and Improvisation with Marilyn Keiser. During graduate school he served as the organ scholar at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis under the mentorship of Frank Boles. 

He has led an active concert career while serving Episcopal parishes in Lafayette, IN and Durham, NC., He was the Assistant Organist at St Mark’s Cathedral in Shreveport, LA before moving to New Orleans.

Brother Todd van Alstyne, Director of Advent House and Digital Communications

Brother Todd van Alstyne, OP, is a life-professed Anglican Dominican Friar and Prior of Meister Eckhart House which covers the “Southern” US.

He holds a Bachelor of Religious Education from Kuyper College and a Master of Theological Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary. Before coming to New Orleans he served the Diocese of Chicago as a Trustee and was Director of Adult Formation at Episcopal Church of the Atonement in the Edgewater neighborhood.

He is the Director of Advent House, a ministry of spiritual direction, friendship and resources to the people and clergy of the Diocese of Louisiana here at the Cathedral. He is also the Chaplain and Religion Teacher at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, New Orleans and serves the diocese on the Executive Board and on the Commission on Ministry.

Brother Todd lives with his husband Tim and their chickens Daisy and Violet in the 7th Ward of New Orleans.

Ms. Lisa Wilkie, Parish Administrator

Ms. Lisa Sibal, Executive Assistant to the Dean

Mr. Daniel Terrbonne, Parish Secretary

Ms. Dorothy Phillips, Sunday Sexton