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            The Very Rev. Carol Mead

Carol worked for the State of Mississippi for 28 years, and retired in August of 2006 to attend seminary at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut.   In May, 2009, She completed seminary at Yale and returned to Mississippi.  She was ordained to the priesthood on December 2nd, 2009 and served until December of 2013 as Episcopal chaplain to Mississippi State University, and as assisting priest at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Starkville, Mississippi. 


Carol left Starkville in 2013 and became rector at St. Peter's by-the-Lake Episcopal Church in Brandon, Mississippi, the place where her deep encounter with God began.

Carol serves on several diocesan committees and is the dean of the Central Convocation in the diocese.


We welcome you to St. Peter’s-by-the-Lake, an Episcopal church in Brandon, Mississippi. We invite you to explore our church, either through this website or by contacting us by email ( or phone - 601.992.2691.
Our church family includes a wide variety of theologies, backgrounds, beliefs, and gifts, and yet we function as one body in the service of Jesus Christ. Our worship style is a blend of traditional Episcopal liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer and some more contemporary elements in music. We value service to other human beings as part of our spiritual lives.
The vows we take at baptism urge us to “Respect the dignity of every human being,” and we live that vow by welcoming all persons and by embracing all persons as part of Christ’s body on earth. Please let us know how we can help you. We would love to share our church life with you.
Very Rev. Carol Mead, rector
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