Clergy & Staff

The Rev. Chad Jones, Priest-in-Charge

Father Chad Jones serves as Priest-in-Charge of The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Ordained in 2003, Chad has embraced a calling to nurture, heal and grow small congregations. He has served as bishop’s Canon for Mission and Deployment in the Diocese of Louisiana and is an honorary canon of Christ Cathedral in New Orleans. Most recently he served as rector of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Zachary, Louisiana. Chad is married to Kim and they have three children: Patrick, Andrew and Lily.

The Rev. Suzie Johnston, Deacon

Deacon Suzie Johnston serves as the Deacon of The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Suzie Johnston has lived in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Louisiana throughout her life as a “preacher’s kid.” She attended Rhodes College, Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology, Virginia Theological Seminary, and LSU. She was an information specialist and Library Director of the Poynter Legislative Research Library at the Louisiana State House, retiring in 2011. Formerly a Deacon from the Diocese of Louisiana, she served at Grace Church in St. Francisville and worked in the state prison system as the sponsor for many inmates serving life sentences. Currently she leads study and worship at Nashville’s The Next Door, an organization that helps former inmates and those completing substance abuse rehab, transition back into society.

Dr. Hildegard Cox, Organist and Choir Director

Dr. Hildegard Holland Cox has served as organist and choir master at Resurrection since 2008. Along with her husband, noted trumpeter Allan Cox, she has toured, recorded and performed widely throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the U.S. Dr. Cox’s devotion to the Anglican choral tradition is demonstrated by her long tenure as an Episcopal musician across the country and her devoted ministry at the Church of the Resurrection.

Ann Johnson, Parish Administrator

Ann Johnson serves as the parish administrator for The Episcopal Church of the Resurrsection.  Her profound pastoral and ministerial skills — natural to her and honed by her career as a Pediatric Critical Care nurse — make her a gifted coordinator of ministries and programs.  She, and her husband, Scott, are faithful members of the parish.  Ann is the mother of Emily and Elliot.

John Shuster, Senior Warden

John Shuster is a psychiatrist and hospice physician who trained at the University of Tennessee and Emory University.  His psychiatry residency was completed at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.  John and Susan have been married for 32 years and have been active in Cursillo, Christian Education and Missional Communities at parishes in the Dioceses of Alabama and Tennessee.  They have four children: Mary Grace, Ben, Molly and Joseph.

Charlie Brush, Junior Warden

Charles Brush grew up near Birmingham, Alabama.  He was educated at the University of Alabama, and served in the Army Reserve from 1968-1974.  Charlie was employed by the City of Birmingham Fire Department for thirty years and retired as a Station Captain in 2000.  He has also worked as a licensed builder.  He retired as a commercial pilot in 2008 and now pursues his hobby of crafting violins, cellos and other wooden items.  Charlie and Janice have been married 43 years and have two sons and six grandchildren.