Announcement from the Cathedral Chapter

February 18, 2016

 

Dear Cathedral Community,

 

After several months of careful discernment, we are thrilled to report that the chapter has unanimously and joyfully affirmed the Rev. Rob Boulter’s call to serve as our Dean. Bishop Sutton and Bishop Knudsen are entirely supportive of this decision.

 

For the past five months, the Cathedral Chapter has been in a process of discernment with you and with our Acting Dean, the Rev. Rob Boulter, concerning the priorities of the congregation and its leadership. Through focus groups, public meetings and a congregational survey we have learned much about the hopes and concerns of our community.

 

On Saturday, February 6, 2016 the annual chapter retreat was held. After spending the morning praying together and poring over the survey and focus group data, Rob and our facilitator, the Rev. Canon Dan Webster, left us to discuss the question of future leadership at the Cathedral. During this discussion, the chapter made its unanimous decision. It is our great pleasure to tell you that Bishop Knudsen and we have signed a letter of agreement with Rob to be the 4th Dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation.

 

We will formally install Rob as Dean at a service at the Cathedral on Saturday, April 30. In the meantime please join us in welcoming Rob, Sally, Michael and James Boulter for what we hope will be many years of ministry with our Cathedral family.

 

– Margo Landon and Clair Francomano, on behalf of the Cathedral Chapter

 

Rob’s Statement

 

With great joy and gratitude I accept the call to serve as the Dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation. With God’s grace and our combined efforts I know the Cathedral will continue to grow and thrive. I believe this because I’ve learned, first hand, that the Cathedral Community is resilient and resourceful. You have come through much turmoil in the last two years. In times of celebration and sadness your faith in God continues to be strong. I’m ready and willing to lend my gifts and talents to yours so that we might live into God’s mission for this Cathedral community. My prayer is that God may bless us on this journey. That we might grow in faith and service together as we face the challenges ahead. Thank you for warmly welcoming Sally and me into the Cathedral family. Thank you for the love and trust you continue to give to me. I’m eager and excited to discover what God has in store for us in the months and years ahead.

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