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Clergy & Staff

 
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The Reverend 

Lisa Meirow

Rector

A Jacksonville native, Mtr. Lisa has a Bachelors in English Literature and a Juris Doctor from Florida State University. She worked as an attorney in insurance and finance prior to pursuing her call to ministry. Mtr. Lisa returned to the Diocese of Florida in 2018 after completing her Master of Divinity at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and served her curacy at All Saints Episcopal Church in Jacksonville. She joined St. Andrew's in 2020.


Mtr. Lisa is active in the Diocese of Florida and producer of the podcasts A Morning at the Office, An Evening at Prayer, and Daily Prayer from Forward Movement. She married her husband, Jordan, in 2009, and they have one Bassador (a Basset Hound/Labrador rescue) named Lily.

The Reverend Deacon 

Mike Barbare

Deacon

Deacon Mike and his family were members of St. Andrew's from 1985 to 1999. After a job transfer and absence, they returned to St. Andrew's in 2010. Mike is married to Debbie, who is retired from St. Mary's Episcopal Church and Outreach Mission. Mike and Debbie have 2 children, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. His diaconal duties include assisting with services and helping out with parish pastoral care and visitation needs. Mike has an active Hospice ministry, providing care for Hospice patients at home and in long term care facilities.


Mike's other interests include reading, music and exercising, but his favorite leisure time activity is hanging out with his grandkids. Mike works as a self-employed real estate appraiser. In previous lives he was a banker and a sales manager.

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Kathleen Slama

Parish Administrator

Kathleen has been a member of St. Andrew’s since her family moved to Jacksonville from Montana in 1974.  She was confirmed here by Bishop Cerveny and has been a Sunday School teacher, youth group leader, choir member and money counter.  Kathleen graduated from Jacksonville University with a major in Computer Science and Spanish and worked as a programmer and project manager at Prudential for a little over 31 years.


Kathleen and her sons, Adam (17) and John (14), share a house with her mom, Jane Palmer, and a large collection of pets. When she’s not doing something with the boys, she enjoys reading, watching murder mysteries and crafts such as scrapbooking, card-making and creating t-shirts for her family.

Paige Gottlieb

Music Director

Paige Gottlieb has 39 years of church experience as an organist and music director. Paige has a Bachelor's Degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Music History with minors in both piano and organ. She earned a Master's Degree in Musicology with a minor in organ from Indiana University. 


Paige and her husband moved to Orange Park last summer from Louisville, KY. Her husband, Don, is a professional flutist with the Louisville orchestra. They have two daughters, Jillian and Gwen.

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Lawanda Williams

Deacon Intern

Lawanda Williams is a Jacksonville native and has been a member of St. Paul’s By-the-Sea since childhood. Lawanda spent her 45-year career in the life and health insurance industry, retiring in September 2017, to pursue her calling to the diaconate. 


Lawanda is married to Mike and has two children and three grandchildren.