Support team

St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral

Becky Deverts

Financial Office ManagerSt. Mark's Cathedral

Becky Deverts joined the staff at St. Mark’s as the Financial Office Manager in February 2011. She handles all the financial matters of the cathedral including contributions, accounts payable, budget preparation and payroll.

Please call or email her with any questions about your pledge or contributions.

Her past experience includes twenty-three years in the Engineering Department of the VA Medical Center in Shreveport as Budget & Fiscal Administrator until she retired in 2000 and various accounting positions, the most recent being at the University Club in Shreveport until its closure in January 2011.



Bess Maxwell

Administrative Assistant St. Mark's Cathedral

Bess Maxwell is Administrative Assistant at the Cathedral, and handles the production of all newsletters and bulletins and keeps all church records.


Bess is a native of Shreveport, a product of St. Mark’s Cathedral School and a twenty-plus year member of St. Mark’s Cathedral. She is a past directress  of the Altar Guild, a worship leader and a verger in addition to her office duties. She spent 30 years working in local radio before coming to St. Mark’s in June of 2007.


Bess is a graduate of LSU-Shreveport, past president of the Rotary Club of West Shreveport and a board member of the Shreveport Journalism Foundation and the Shreveport Historic Preservation Society.

Judy Austin is the church receptionist who answers the phone on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. She also assists in other areas as needed.

Feel free to call her with any general questions. She will do her best to direct you to the proper person.