[Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts] The Chapter of Christ Church Cathedral, Springfield, MA, has voted to call the Rev. Tom Callard to serve as the eighth dean of Christ Church Cathedral effective Feb. 2. Callard has served as priest-in-charge since the Very Rev. James G Munroe retired in the summer of 2015.
Callard came to the Diocese of Western Massachusetts in 2013 to serve as canon at the cathedral and diocesan missioner for Latino/Hispanic ministry. Prior to that he served as rector of All Saints Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, and as vicar of St. Luke Parish in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
In his announcement Western Massachusetts Bishop Doug Fisher said: “The cathedral community has been enriched by Tom’s leadership. He has a heart for the poor, a passion for justice and a commitment to ecumenical and interfaith work. In the last 18 months, Tom has directed the ministry of our cathedral in bold and creative directions. I am convinced that Tom will lead the cathedral into God’s future of mercy, compassion and hope.”
Callard’s installation will take place May 19.