Spiritual Life Staff

The Rev. Andrew ComeauxThe Rev. Andrew Comeaux

Overseeing the spiritual well-being of residents at The Oaks of Louisiana and serving as chaplain is the Rev. Andrew Comeaux, director of Spiritual Life Services.

A priest for 36 years, Comeaux comes to The Oaks from St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral where he was the Canon in charge of pastoral care. A native of Plaquemine, La., Comeaux is a graduate of Saint Joseph Seminary College in St. Benedict, La. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. He also has a Master of Social Work degree from Tulane University. 

In addition to his leadership role at The Oaks of Louisiana, Comeaux leads the Willis-Knighton Health System spiritual life services program. 

"The Oaks of Louisiana is a place where we can look in every direction and see all the goodness with which God has surrounded us," states Comeaux. "Especially from the Chapel at The Oaks, we can view the beauty of God’s creation and never forget how blessed we are."


Stephanie CosmeStephanie Cosme

Stephanie Cosme, pastoral assistant for The Oaks of Louisiana, has been in caregiving for more than 25 years.

She began her career in the healthcare field as a certified nursing assistant in 1994. She has worked in many areas of direct patient care including post-operative, geriatric psychiatry, hospice, emergency and cardiac step down.

She has an associate degree in general science from Bossier Parish Community College and an associate degree in general studies from Northwestern State University. "I still take care of people, just in a different way," she says.

As pastoral assistant, Cosme has an integral role in spiritual life programs and practices at The Oaks including Communion, bedside prayer, bible studies, and end-of-life celebration for residents, among others. She also directs the Oaks of Louisiana Chorus.  

Cosme, a native of Smackover, Ark., has lived in Shreveport since 1974. She is a lifelong member of the Assembly of God church  and attends Gateway Church where she is involved in food pantry, compassion ministries, and music.

Cosme considers it an honor and a privilege to serve residents of The Oaks of Louisiana. The  surroundings are an added bonus, always conveying a sense of  beauty and peace.

In addition to her role at The Oaks of Louisiana, Cosme also is pastoral assistant for Willis-Knighton Health System.