We welcomed Interim Dean, The Rev. Dan Webster on February 11, 2018. Since then, we’ve:

  • Conducted small group listening circles that included 100+ parishioners
  • Held a Congregational Life and Development (CLAD) retreat with Chapter members
  • Sent out a survey to Cathedral parishioners, receiving 125+ responses
  • Developed a Cathedral Profile for the Office of Transitional Ministry (OTM) website
  • Formed the Dean Search Committee (elected by the Chapter) of seven people (see below)
  • Developed Criteria and interview questions for candidates
  • Announced the position on the Episcopal News Service site and the OTM site-early March 2019
  • Began receiving applications

Upcoming Steps in Dean Search

  • Continue receiving applications until April 5, 2019
  • Narrow Candidate List, and conduct phone/Skype interviews (May-June 2019)
  • Interview final candidates and make recommendations to Bishop Hunn and the Chapter (May-June 2019)
  • Elect Dean (done by Cathedral Chapter) (June-July 2019)
  • New Dean in Place (July-August 2019)

Watch for further details as this process evolves.

The election of the Dean of the Cathedral is the responsibility of the Cathedral Chapter, which includes:

  • Wardens & Vestry of the Cathedral
  • DRG Bishop – Rt. Rev. Michael B. Hunn
  • DRG Chancellors – Karen Aubrey and Clyde Pine
  • DRG Treasurer – John Perner
  • Three at-large members elected by Convention: Canon Paul Shoemaker, David Martinez and the Venerable Patty Soukup

The Chapter has elected a Dean Search Committee to receive and screen candidates. The Committee will conduct interviews to narrow the list and present candidates to the Chapter. The Dean Search Committee is composed of:

  • Patrick Baldwin
  • Katy Braziel
  • The Rev. Canon Robin Dodge (Holy Faith, Santa Fe)
  • David Martinez
  • Vicki Reder
  • Stephanie Wilson-Scott
  • Neta Tuttle


A Prayer for the Transition Process (download a copy here)

O Faithful God, as your people, we cherish our memories and our history as a sacred gift. We ask you to guide us in our time of transition. We need your wisdom, that we might be receptive to change, conversion and growth. We need your grace to redirect our hearts that we may be willing to offer ourselves in joyful service. Do not allow fear, ignorance or pride to limit the work of your Spirit, nor custom to prevent the creativity within us from bearing fruit. Open our hearts to the call of the Gospel. Give us courage and renewed hope, that we may meet the challenge of being the church of our time. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen