Clergy & Staff
The Rev. A. Austin McGehee
has been the Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. His tenure began in August of 2017. Austin is committed to forming disciples in every course in life; helping them “continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers.” He is passionate about what it means to live a Sacramental life; finding the sacred in the moment. Prior to serving as the rector of St. Paul’s, Austin served for two years as the Associate Rector of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Atlanta, where he was responsible for caring for the children and youth. Reared in Georgia, he earned his Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Mississippi. After graduation, Austin served in AmeriCorps for two years at a psychiatric treatment center for at-risk youth. It was during this time his call became realized and he began the discernment process. He earned his M. Div. from The General Theological Seminary in New York before returning south of the Mason-Dixon line. Austin is married to Tiffany, who works as the Director at Meridian Little Theatre, and they enjoy playing in the backyard with their two sons, Alban and Wesley, and their dog Fowler.
The Rev. Katie Sorey
began her stint as Curate in July 2023. Katie is a native of Jackson, MS. She holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Millsaps College (2011), a Master of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School (2017), and a Diploma of Anglican Studies from the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee (2023). She was ordained a Deacon in December 2022 and a Priest in June 2023.
Katie is passionate about making Christ's love known to all people through acts of service and worship. She's just as happy singing hymns on Sunday morning as she is volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. She previously worked in Student Life at Millsaps College where she supported diversity and inclusion programs by serving as the ADA coordinator, and as an advisor for international students and the LGBTQ+ student organization. She feels called to make the Epsicopal Church welcoming and affirming for all of God's children.
Katie's ministry at St. Paul's focuses on serving our families with children and youth, providing pastoral care to the congregation, and building connections within the Meridian community.
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