It is our hope and intention that the Cathedral should always be a place to hear excellent preaching. The 2017 liturgical year will bring many different voices, including the Rev. Susan Copley, Rector of Christ Church, Tarrytown; ; the Rev. Kevin Johnson, Priest in charge, St. Alban's, Arlington, Texas; the Rev. Anne Bonnyman, retired, formerly Rector of Trinity, Copley Square, Boston; the Rev. Brian Cole, Rector, Good Shepherd, Lexington, Kentucky; the Very Rev. Gail Greenwell, Dean, Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati; the Rev. Cricket Cooper, priest and author of Chemo Pilgrim; environmentalist Bill McKibben; and others.
2016-2017 Guest Preachers
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, October 2
Well-known peace and social justice advocate, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is one of the founders of the New Monastic movement, which emphasizes an intentional life of prayer, seeking consensus and full engagement in the world. He is the author of over a dozen books, including the recent The Third Reconstruction: The Story of Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, written with the Reverend Dr. William Barber II . Jonathan also serves as associate minister at the historically black St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in his Durham, North Carolina neighborhood. Jonathan will preach at the 9 AM and 11 AM service as well as speak at our Adult Forum that day.
Becca Stevens, November 6
Episcopal priest Becca Stevens is one of the premier preachers and speakers in the United States today. She is the author of several books, including the Cathedral’s Summer Common Read, Letters from the Farm: A Simple Path for a Deeper Spiritual Life. She is the founder of Magdalene, residential communities of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. She also founded Thistle Farms, which produces a line of natural body care products and employs 50 recent Magdalene graduates. The Rev. Stevens was named one of “15 Champions of Change” in 2011 by the White House. She will preach at the 9 AM and 11AM services and she and some of the women from Magdalene will speak at the Adult Forum between the two services.
The Rev. Susan Copley, February 19
The Rev. Susan Copley will preach at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Sunday, February 19 at 9 AM and meet with the Cathedral youth group traveling to El Salvador in April to study with Cristosal. Copley is the Rector of Christ Church, Tarrytown and has been active with Cristosal as well as with the Diocese of New York. Prior to her ordination in 2003, she served as an Episcopal missionary in Bolivia and as a medical missionary in Liberia.
The Rev. Kevin Johnson, March 12
The Rev. Kevin A. Johnson serves as priest-in-charge of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, a church that meets in a Theater in Ft. Worth, Texas. Prior to this, he served as Rector of St. Peter's in downtown Washington, NC and prior to that as Curate at St. Francis, San Antonio, Texas.
The Rev. Anne Bonnyman, March 19
Early in her career as a priest, the Rev. Anne Bonnyman recognized that she was especially drawn to urban ministry. She served as the Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, and then as Rector of Trinity Church (Copley Square) in Boston.
The Rev. Brian Cole, March 26
The Rev. Brian Cole is the Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Brian previously served as the Vicar of Church of the Advocate, a homeless worshiping community in Asheville, North Carolina and then as Sub-Dean at the Cathedral of All Souls, Asheville, North Carolina.
The Very Rev. Gail Greenwell, April 2
The Very Rev. Gail Greenwell serves as Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio. Previously, she was Rector at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Mission, Kansas (a suburb of Kansas City). She also served at the Church of the Epiphany in San Carlos, California, and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Belvedere, California.