Vestry Members

Click on any name for more information on the vestry member:

Chris Brown

Chris serves on the vestry through 2024.

Chrissy Carmody

Bio to come. Chrissy was elected in March 2022 and serves through 2026.

Jethro Celestin

Jethro has been a member of the Christ Church Cathedral since 2008. Around August of that year, he joined the church’s choir and is still a member. Jethro has also served on the Christ Church’s facilities committee before joining the vestry. Jethro serves on the vestry through 2025.

Meryl Fink

Meryl was elected to the Vestry this year (2022).  She has been a member of Christ Church Cathedral since 1985. Over the years, Meryl has been active with the Rummage Sale and the Hospitality Committee.  She has previously served on the Vestry for one and a half terms. Meryl serves through 2026.

Amanda George (Treasurer)

Amanda joined Christ Church Cathedral in 2009.  She currently serves as Treasurer of the Vestry.  Amanda is from the Bucktown neighborhood in Metairie, but spent her formative years in Clearwater, Florida.  She returned to New Orleans to attend Tulane University in 2001 and remained ever since.  Amanda serves on the vestry through 2024.

Curtis Herring

Curtis has been a member of Christ Cathedral Cathedral since 1997. He currently serves on the Vestry (through 2024), as the Chair of the Property Committee, and as a Sacristan in the Altar Guild. Curtis designed and managed the renovation of our beautiful new Sacristy, and serves on various renovation subcommittees as needed.  Curtis serves on the vestry through 2024.

Les Leathem (Senior Warden)

Les has been a member of the parish since returning to New Orleans in 2016. He has worked on the Congregational Development committee; he sings in the choir, serves as a lay reader and crucifer on a regular basis. He also participates in daily Morning Prayer services, leading the service or reading the Scriptures assigned for the day. Les serves on the vestry through 2023.

Charles Meade (Junior Warden)

Charles has been a member of the parish since 2015 and attended Christ Church Cathedral for several years as a child.  He has served on the vestry and finance committees the last two years and his wife Keith sings in the choir.  Charles also shares three children with Keith: Arthur (13) Louise (11) and Marian (5).  Charles serves on the vestry through 2023.

Judson Mitchell (Secretary)

Judson Mitchell is a life-long Episcopalian who has been a member of the parish since 1995. He currently serves as the Secretary to the Vestry. His wife, Susan, is also a member of the Parish and his son, Jud, was baptized at the Cathedral in 1998. Judson serves on the vestry through 2023.

David O’Leary

Picture to come

Bio to come. David was elected in March 2022 and will serve through 2026.

Diana Orr

Diana returned to New Orleans after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina for several years. She quickly became a member of the Christ Church family and last year completed her discernment to become a member of the Daughters of the King. She has served as an usher, lay reader and crucifer, was involved with Real Presence, and volunteers at the annual thrift sale and Hermes fund raisers. Diana serves on the vestry through 2025.

Billy Soileau

Billy has been a member of CCC since 2008 and is serving his second 4 year term on the Vestry. He’s served in several liturgical roles, and has advocated for and reaches out to the LGBTQ, HIV, Cancer, and Heart Disease communities all of his adult life. Billy and his husband Kyle were married in TEC in 2013. Billy serves on the vestry through 2025.