Father Richard B. Easterling
    Rector & Dean

    The Very Reverend Richard B. Easterling was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests in the summer of 2003 at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Metairie, Louisiana. There he served as a curate for two years under the leadership of the Rev. Ralph M. Byrd. After Hurricane Katrina, Father Easterling continued to serve St. Augustine's in an interim capacity until the successful call of their new rector in the following spring. Earlier in 2006, he also began working as the Chaplain of Trinity Episcopal School on Jackson Avenue. At Trinity, he served as Instructor of Religion to both the lower and middle schools, offered pastoral care to students and parents, alike, and chaired the Department of Pastoral Care and Counseling for seven years. While serving as Chaplain during the school week, he also supplied sacerdotal oversight to several congregations in the Greater New Orleans area. Father Easterling served as Interim Priest-in-Charge for St. Luke's Parish for three years and assisted them in their call of a new rector in 2010. For much of 2011, he served as Interim Rector for Christ Church in Slidell, Louisiana. The Vestry of St. George's called Father Easterling to be the parish's Rector in the autumn of 2013 after serving as their Priest-in-charge since the beginning of that year. He was installed by the Bishop the following Epiphanytide.

    Father Easterling earned his Masters of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. He is an alumnus of L.S.U. where he majored in German with a minor in the history of the Tudor-Stuart monarchy. His hobbies include cooking, playing piano, and fiddling around with web design and various technological gadgets. Father Easterling lives in the rectory on the St. George's grounds with David Wohlgemuth, his partner of ten years, and their standard poodle, Bear.

    In 2015, Father Easterling was appointed rural dean of the Uptown churches.

    Lindsey Ardrey
    Parish Youth Minister

    Lindsey Ardrey joins St. George’s Episcopal Church by way of Bowling Green, Kentucky.  In 2007, Lindsey graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Biology.  Over the next few years, Lindsey felt the pull towards youth programming form and grow stronger.  Prior to arriving in New Orleans, Lindsey worked with Western Kentucky University’s Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility as the coordinator for their youth-centered Public Achievement program.  As coordinator, she and her team successfully piloted and launched Public Achievement, which focuses on engaging youth as civic co-creators.  During this time she also directed and managed the nationally recognized Bowling Green High School co-ed cheerleading team as head coach. 

    Through her formative years, Lindsey was very involved in the youth ministry at Christ Episcopal Church in Kentucky where she traveled to New York City for a Sunday School “pilgrimage,” participated in EYC, and attended retreats at the state’s camp.  Because her time at Christ Church was so rich, Lindsey was compelled to return to the Episcopal Church and devote her time growing a prosperous youth ministry. Along with her experience of coordinating youth programs, Lindsey also opens her heart to receive each child, youth, and young adult at St. George’s.

    In her spare time, Lindsey can either be found with her nose in a book or experimenting different flavors at her favorite snoball stand.

    Donna Clavijo
    Director of Music

    Dr. Donna Clavijo, a native of New Orleans, returned home in June of 2007 after earning a Doctorate in Collaborative Piano from Arizona State University in May of 2007. As a freelance pianist/vocal coach, she is active in classical and musical theatre performances in the city. She presently teaches and accompanies part-time at Loyola University and in her home, instructing both private piano and vocal students. She is a past president of the New Orleans Music Teacher’s Association and is affiliated with the Louisiana Music Teacher’s Association, Music Teacher’s National Association, Music Educators National Conference and the American Guild of Organists. Dr. Clavijo joined St George’s  as Music Director/Organist in February of 2008 and has worked to strengthen the Music Program at St Georges by building the Adult Choir from 8 to 14 members, as well as starting a Children’s Choir Program and introducing music training for children during Vacation Bible School.

    Jerry Montalbano
    Parish Administrator

    Jerry is the former Human Resources and Administrative Manager with Wellstone Apparel, LLC (RutterRex,Inc.)  He is married, and has one step-son.  Jerry is a New Orleans native, and graduated from De La Salle High School and Loyola University.  He enjoys running and outdoor activites.