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Biography of Mother Terry Deokaran, Rector

Let me just say Hello Y’all! Yes, that is the extent of my

southern drawl!


My name is Terry Deokaran and I was born in the small town

of Mt. Carmel located in the corn fields of southern Illinois.

I recently arrived from the Diocese of West Missouri where I

served as Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in West Plains.

I am now the new Rector at St. George’s Episcopal Church

in Bossier City, LA. Prior to my two years in West Missouri, I

served in the Diocese of Western Kansas in the very rural town

of Medicine Lodge as Vicar of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. I attended Loyola in New Orleans, LA and Bishop Kemper School for Ministry (BKSM) in Topeka, KS. 

When you get to know me you will discover that I truly do not have a southern accent, even though I resided in the south Louisiana town of Hammond for nearly thirty years before moving to Kansas in 2010 to serve as Pastoral Minister to three rural Roman Catholic Churches.

I have a love for good Louisiana food (still working on getting my fill of shrimp!), flea markets, plants, and pottery! I am a single mother of two adult children – my son, Sean, who resides in Cincinnati and my daughter, Melissa, and her husband, Matt, who live in Baltimore. 

I am having a great time (Laissez les bon temps rouler!) ministering to and getting to know each and every parishioner at St. George’s in Bossier City.  To grow deeper into my priesthood in the midst, not only of the loving sisters and brothers of St. George’s, but also in the midst of the excellent music provided by our choirmaster/organist, Kermit Poling, and choir, is a blessing to me. 

Stop in to worship…or just to visit! We would love to have you!

In the Love that is our Christ,
Mother Terry Deokaran+


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