Beth Shalom Staff

Our office administrator is Melissa McKee. 

Melissa moved to Baton Rouge in 1986 and has previously worked with McMain’s Children’s Development Center for 22 years as an administrative assistant. 
She was born in Arkansas and raised in Southeastern Missouri. She attended Murray State in Kentucky and has been working in accounting since graduating in 1982. 
We are so glad to have Melissa join our Beth Shalom family! Please feel free to send a message to her email address 

Our Program Director is Taylor Pettit. 

Taylor moved to Baton Rouge in 2019 and has previously been a public school teacher and journalist. She enjoys bringing Jewish joy to all – from the tiniest tots to our our most wise congregants. Taylor works on programming related to education, holidays and ritual and all other events at the synagogue. If you are interested in learning more about Beth Shalom and what we do here, please reach out by emailing her at