Clergy & Staff

The Rev. Robert Beazley

The Rev. Robert Beazley


Robert 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 came to St. Michael’s as the Priest-in-Charge in July of 2019 and in April of 2020 was called as the 2nd Rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.

Robert is married to the Rev. 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.  In May of 2020 they were blessed with the birth of their first child. Their very presidential Basset Hound / Labrador (Grover Cleveland) has made an excellent big brother to Baby Liam as has 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.

Contact: 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 are blessed with grown son Rob, kind & beautiful daughter-in-law Meredith, and one furry Airedale “grand-dog-ter,” Maisie.

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: or 985-626-5781

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.


Stacey Gerdes Tavan

Head of 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: or 985-626-5724


Dianne Randazzo Roser

Assistant Head of 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 recently graduated from LSU.   Dianne and her husband Brent are the proud owners of the famous Labmix “Bob Barker.”    Dianne enjoys cooking, reading, and walking the dogs.

Contact: or 985-626-5724

Our Vestry

  • Senior Warden – Elizabeth Hunter
  • Junior Warden – Les Bascle
  • Secretary – Vesta Batchelder
  • Treasurer – Ferd Marsolan
  • Kristy Beach
  • Charlie Cook
  • Alfonso Martinez
  • Christie Plauche
  • Maureen Tipton