Clergy & Staff

Robert Wm. Beazley+

Robert Wm. Beazley+

Priest in Charge

Robert Wm. Beazley+ is a lifelong Episcopalian who was ordained in 2015. He grew up in Tallahassee, FL where he received a Bachelor’s of Science majoring in Environmental Studies from the Florida State University. He attended seminary at the University of the South, Sewanee – where he met his wife. After serving with rural congregations in southeast Tennessee and most recently as the associate and chaplain at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and School in New Orleans, he is the priest-in-charge of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.

Robert is married to Liz Embler-Beazley+, fellow lifelong Episcopalian and currently associate for congregational development at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, New Orleans. They are first time home owners in the Gentilly neighborhood and constantly daydream about improving their two lot property into the oasis of their dreams. They have a very presidential Basset Hound / Labrador (Grover Cleveland) who has excellent feline assistants (Toby & CJ). Robert’s agricultural inclined parents formed his green thumb and imagination.

Having grown up in the church, Robert’s passport has been stamped more often for church trips than for leisure. He is constantly amazed at the meaningful relationships that are formed through the Church and the communities they belong to. These experiences have taught him the invaluable lessons of seeing Christ in all persons, learning who your neighbors are, and sharing the grace-filled love of God with everyone. With his rich upbringing in the Episcopal Church and most recent experience with St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, the oldest Episcopal school in Orleans parish, he is excited for the future of St. Michael’s.

Contact: rector@stmichaelsla.org or 985-626-5781.

Terri Landry

Parish Administrator

Terri has served as Parish Administrator since July 2013. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from L.S.U. Prior to joining St. Michael’s, she worked as a Kindergarten Assistant for 15 years at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Mandeville, LA.  She is married to Bobby Landry and they have one grown son and beautiful daughter-in-law, and one furry Airedale.

Terri & Bobby have been members of St. Michaelʼs for over 25 years, and together have served on almost every committee and ministry. Terri also sings in the choir at St. Michaelʼs.  In their spare time Terri and Bobby enjoy traveling, experimenting with new recipes and wines, and attending LSU sporting events.

Contact: secretary@stmichaelsla.org

Allison Kenning

Music Director

Born and raised in Lafourche Parish in the small town of Larose, Allison’s music interests began at the age of 9. She studied piano for 9 years and classical voice for 5 years before continuing her music studies at Nicholls State University in 1980. Having studied abroad shortly before attending college, Allison had the opportunity to perform throughout Europe including singing in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Allison’s tenure with St. Michael’s began in 2008 as Music Director & Choir Director, as well as St. Michael’s Preschool Music Teacher.  Prior to that, she served as organist, pianist and soloist at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Larose for almost 30 years. She has taught music privately since 1986 and continues to do so today. She and her husband Rickey moved to Mandeville in 2005.

Allison & Rickey have 2 grown sons, Jordan & Richie.  Jordan & his wife Jordie have one almost 6-year-old boy, who lovingly refers to Allison as “Honey.”  Her son Richie is employed thru the City of Baton Rouge in Finance.

Contact: allisonkenningmusic@yahoo.com.

Stacey Gerdes Tavan

Executive Director for St. Michael’s Preschool

The staff of St. Michael’s Episcopal Preschool is led by Head of School Stacey Tavan. Stacey joined the St. Michael’s team in 2001 after receiving her degree in Early Childhood Education. She has taught every age group within the school and in 2008 earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in management.

She has proven time and again her love and dedication to the children of our community. Originally from New Orleans, Stacey moved to the Northshore in 2001. She is the mother of a beautiful daughter who is also an alumna of St. Michael’s Episcopal Preschool.

Contact: stacey@stmichaelsla.org

Dianne Randazzo Roser

Office Manager for St. Michael’s Preschool

Dianne joined St. Michael’s Education Center as Office Manager in July 2014. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Loyola University. Before joining St. Michael’s, Dianne worked as a Pre-Kindergarten assistant for 8 years at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic School in Mandeville, LA.

She has one daughter, Hannah, who attends LSU.   Dianne and her husband Brent are the proud owners of Frankie the parrot, Rosie the Sheltie Sheepdog and the famous Labmix “Bob Barker.”    Dianne enjoys cooking, reading, and walking the dogs.

Contact: drandazzo@gmail.com

Our Vestry

  • Senior Warden – Dan Richards
  • Junior Warden – Jack Cline
  • Secretary – Jessica Weicks
  • Treasurer – Ferd Marsolan
  • Carrie Dennis
  • Allison Kenning
  • Sandy McDougall
  • Chris Snyder