About Us

St. Michael's Episcopal Church is a community of believers in Cookeville, Tennessee. Our members possess a diversity of gifts and talents, viewpoints, and ages, but are united by faith as we join together in worship, fellowship and ministry.

We are a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, and thus part of a communion of approximately two million members in the Americas and abroad known as The Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church belongs to the world-wide Anglican Communion, a community of over 80 million Christians in more than 160 countries.

Our Mission


We strive "to know God and make him known." We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. Whether you are searching for a community of faith, curious about Christianity and the Episcopal Church, or just passing through, St. Michael's parish welcomes you.


The vestry is the committee responsible for temporal affairs of the parish (e.g., church budget, building maintenance, and long-range planning). Members are elected to three-year terms at the annual parish meeting in January. Minutes of monthly vestry meetings are posted on the Resources bulletin board located near the water fountain and the Rector's office.

Jim Vaden
Senior Warden
Bob Hines
Junior Warden
Cathy Langford
Youth and Family
Alma Anderson
Parish Life
Chuck Fleming
Sally Nash
Cade Smith
Anthony Robinson
Community Life
Sally Womack
Christian Formation
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