The Rev. Canon George M. Maxwell, Jr. is the Vicar of the Cathedral of St. Philip. In addition to his teaching, preaching, and pastoral duties, George is responsible for the operations of the Cathedral and the development of its staff, programs, and ministries. George is also a member (and former Chair) of the Bishop's Advisory Council for The Church of the Common Ground; 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 spirituality faculty member for CREDO, a wellness program for clergy of the Episcopal Church; and a member of the Advisory Board of the Georgia Justice Project (where he has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors). George was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in 2011, 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. His first vocation was the law. George 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.