Staff and Clergy

Luigi Mandile, Parish Administrator, 504.947.2121, luigi@stannanola.org

Luigi is married to his husband Sean and they live with three large dogs in Chalmette, La. Luigi has been a member of St. Anna’s church for over a decade. He is one of the Acolyte Masters in the Church. He is currently studying to become a Deacon in the Church with his primary focus on LGBTQ+ community.

 

 

The Very Rev. William H. Terry, Rector, 504.947.2121, fr.bill@stannanola.org

Fr. Bill is married to Vicki and they have three children and a three grandchildren. They have four dogs and live just outside of the city in Merauxl, LA. Fr. Bill is also Adjunct Faculty with the Tulane School of Medicine, Ethics and Humanities Dept. He is also Chaplain to the School of Medicine. Fr. Bill is also a Kellogg Fellow (Class of 2019) and has been cited in numerous media/publications including NPR’s State of the Reunion, London Times, Times Picayune and the film “Shell Shocked” etc. for his work with urban violence. Fr. Bill holds two degrees M.Div. Nashotah House, and M.P.S. Loyola University.

 

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The Rev. Deacon Leroy “Buck” Close, (504) 947-2121, buckclose@gmail.com

Deacon Close comes to Saint Anna’s from Saint John’s in New Port, RI  where he also serves. Deacon Close is the Chair of the Dodwell House Restoration Committee at St. Anna’s.  Deacon Close was born in South Carolina, graduated from Tulane University with a BA in Economics and Latin American Studies. He and his wife, Lucy, served with the Church World Service in Nicaragua and have also started a not-for-profit job creation agency, 1000 Jobs/Haiti. The Closes live in Little Compton and New Orleans and have three grown children.

 

 

 

Anna’s Place NOLA

All staff may be reached by calling (504) 947-2121

Brianna Carr,  Director of Anna’s Place NOLA. Brianna holds the following degrees/certificates:  M.A. Humane Education; B.S. Psychology; A.A. Sociology; Certificate in Grant Writing. Brianna is tasked with, among many things, strategy to expand, improve, and standardize (as much as is feasible) our current Anna’s Place Program. She is the Director and will shaped and guide curriculum, best practices, and vision for the future of this program. APDirector@stannanola.org

 

 

 

Darryl Durham, Founder and Community Engagement/Development and youth empowerment, darryl@stannanola.org

Darryl is credited as the founder of Anna’s Arts for Kids which has become a constituent part of Anna’s Place NOLA. Darryl is from South Carolina and holds a Masters Degree in Music from Boston University. Darryl has been a part of St. Anna’s outreach ministries for almost ten years and has won the Blue Cross Angel of the Year Award. Darryl’s passion is the empowerment of young people of color.

 

Te’Era Coleman, Program Coordinator filling the role of Student and Volunteer Coordinator; we expect that role to change and evolve over time. Te’Era holds the following degree and designation:  B.F.A. Acting and Theater; Certified Scrum Master (CSM). AnnasPlace@stannanola.org

 

 

 

 

Brother Don Dubay,  Chaplain to the Food Pantry and Homeless Outreach Ministries

Br. Don is a member of the Order of St. Francis and St. Claire. Don has been a member of St. Anna’s with his husband Rusty Downing for over a decade. Br. Don’s passion remains solidarity with the homeless, hungry, and poor of our city.

 

 

 

The Dodwell House Restoration Committee

The Rev. Deacon Leroy “Buck” Close is the Chair of the Dodwell House Restoration Committee a duly appointed committee of the Vestry of St. Anna’s Episcopal Church. The primary mandate of the Dodwell House Restoration Committee is to raise capital and endowment funds in support of the Dodwell House Community Resource Center and its resident programming. A secondary function is to guide and work with Architects in the restoration of the facility.

 

 

 

Diana Meyers, Staff Member and Clerk of the Committee, 504.947.2121, diana@stannanola.org

Diana is a fifth generation member of St. Anna’s and after Katrina founded St. Anna’s Mobile Medical Mission. This outreach eventually became a part of Anna’s Place NOLA. Diana is married to Mike and they have two adult children. Diana is a Registered Nurse and has published/co-authored several academic papers and is recognized as a leading figure in Mobile Medical delivery systems. Diana is now assisting the ambitious Dodwell Community Resource Center Restoration/Renovation project.