The Rev. Dan Webster Named Interim Dean

 
 
 

The Chapter of St. John’s Cathedral is pleased to announce the selection of Rev. Dan Webster as its Interim Dean. Rev. Webster will be introduced to the congregation on January 21, 2018, at the Cathedral’s Annual Meeting.

Rev. Webster brings a broad depth of knowledge and experience to the position of Interim Dean.

Speaking for the Vestry and Chapter, Senior Warden Charlie Hawkins said, “We are excited about welcoming Rev. Webster as he joins us in our faith journey toward discernment of a new Dean.”

Rev. Webster expressed his sentiments, as well: “I’m thrilled to be returning to Albuquerque in this capacity. The interim transition between clergy leaders is so exciting. It affords a congregation the opportunity to explore who they are and what God may be calling them to do. I’m honored and blessed to be walking with the people of St. John’s Cathedral during this transition.”

“And I’m grateful to be returning to the Episcopal Church [Cathedral of St. John] where I attended my first service 30 years ago, even before I became an Episcopalian. It’s been quite a journey.”

Prior to seminary Webster enjoyed a secular career, spending 25 years in broadcast journalism, which included a position in Albuquerque as News Director of KOB-TV.

Webster received a Master of Divinity degree in 1996 from the Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas, and has served congregations, as well as on Bishops’ Staff levels in four dioceses—Utah, California, New York, and Maryland.

He was Vicar at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Montgomery, New York; Rector at Christ Episcopal Church, Alameda, California; Interim Vicar at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Logan, Utah; and Curate at All Saints Episcopal Church, Salt Lake City.  Webster has most recently served nearly eight years in the Diocese of Maryland first as canon for evangelism and ministry development. Two years ago he was given responsibility for all media communications.

Webster is a practitioner and trained teacher of centering prayer, and also an associate of the Order of Holy Cross, an Anglican/Episcopal community of brothers in the U.S., Canada, and South Africa.