Patrick Williams, Interim Dean
The Rev. Patrick J. Williams is a native of Jackson, TN. After completing undergraduate studies at Tennessee State University, he obtained a graduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Patrick then moved to New York City and worked in the financial services industry for approximately ten years. In May 2013, he obtained a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary and shortly thereafter returned to New York to begin ministry at St. Philip’s Church (Harlem), where he served until June of 2017. Patrick joined the staff of St. Mary’s Cathedral in September 2017 as Canon for Welcome and Evangelism and in June 2020 became Interim Dean.
In his down time, Rev. Williams enjoys exploring new places (especially restaurants), spending time with family and good friends, and watching Netflix. Patrick shares life with his wife, Natalie, and their daughter and son.
Eyleen Farmer, Associate Priest
The Rev. Eyleen Farmer was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1994 and served as a hospice chaplain for over a decade before finding her way to the Episcopal Church. From her Baptist upbringing she learned to love the biblical story; from her hospice experience she gained insight into the depths of the human condition. In the Episcopal Church she discovered the poetic beauty of liturgy. Bringing these elements together—the story, the human condition, a poetic sensibility—is, in a wide variety of expressions, the foundation of her ministry today.
Eyleen holds a B.A. in History and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Memphis. She earned her M.Div. degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School. Eyleen retired from Calvary Episcopal Church in 2017 where her responsibilities included pastoral care and oversight of Calvary's long-standing Lenten Preaching Series. During her tenure at Calvary, she also founded Thistle and Bee Enterprises, a non-profit serving survivors of sex trafficking and prostitution. Eyleen has two grown children and six grandchildren. She is married to The Rev. Tom Momberg.
Drew Woodruff, Deacon
I love St. Mary's and I want her to be a beacon of hope to the poor and marginalized in Memphis.
Ministries: Overseeing the Pop-Top and shoe ministry, Liaison to the Haiti Partnership.
At the cathedral since: 1978 Hometown: Memphis
Education: Memphis State University BBA; Plumbers Local Union 17 Apprentice School; Memphis Theological Seminary MAR.
I became a deacon to: Help those whom God sends to our cathedral seeking help. To help us to live up to our Motto, " A House of Prayer for ALL People since 1858." Also to try and join in a mystical way our altar and the streets of Memphis.
Lesson learned from a fellow cathedral member: That one is never to old to begin serving at our altar.
Most important transformations in my life: My marriage to my wife and watching my daughter grow up to become a beautiful soul. My decision to attend seminary. My ordination to the Diaconate. My Epiphany I had at the Men's Conference.
Favorite books: Mysterious Island by Jules Verne, Roasting in Hell's Kitchen by Gordon Ramsey and The Letters Mother Teresa.
Music in my player: The Ramones Greatest Hits
Something my fellow Cathedralites don't know about me (yet): I love professional wrestling on TV.
Emily Barnwell Pratt
Dr. Dennis Janzer
Director of Music
Associate for Liturgy
Kenyetta Thompson Powell
Associate for Youth and Family Formation