The Rev. Canon George Maxwell

The Rev. Canon George M. Maxwell, Jr. is the Vicar of the  Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta. In addition to his teaching, preaching and pastoral duties he is responsible for the operations of the Cathedral and the development of its staff, programs and ministries.  His ministry to the Cathedral also includes leading several small groups that meet during the week, teaching the Old Fashioned Sunday School that meets on Sunday mornings, and writing an occasional series of fictional letters styled as “Letters to a Young Episcopalian”. George’s ministry outside the Cathedral includes serving as a member of the adjunct faculty for the Chandler School of Theology, Emory University; a founding member of the faculty for Learning to Lead (L2L), a training course established by the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta to apply the principles of Adaptive Leadership to the church; a consultant to parishes in the Diocese of Atlanta in connection with their searches for new rectors; a spiritual faculty member for CREDO, a wellness program for clergy in the Episcopal Church; member (and former chair) of the Bishops Advisory Council of the Common Ground; and a member (and former Chair) of the Advisory Board of Directors of the Georgia Justice Project.   In 2011 he was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Preachers at Morehouse College.  He earned a Masters of Divinity degree (with a Certificate in Anglican Studies) from Emory University in 2004, and served as the Interim Director of Emmaus House before moving to the Cathedral in 2005.  Canon Maxwell’s first vocation was law.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina and Duke University School of Law, and worked as a corporate lawyer in Atlanta for 20 years, leaving Alston & Bird in 2001.  Canon Maxwell’s sermons can be found on the Cathedral’s website.