We seek a Dean who will lead us in growing and strengthening our mission by increasing stewardship and membership. Our inspirational leader will feel passionate about a shared mission and vision and will demonstrate the ability to listen to the congregation’s goals for its future. This will include formulating strategic long and short term plans, leading a capital campaign in anticipation of our 200th anniversary, and raising public awareness of the Cathedral. Shared passions will make the Cathedral soar in fulfilling its mission.
– Christ Church Cathedral is deeply connected to its downtown community through acts of loving service. Examples of such ministry: hosting a breakfast for neighborhood individuals and families who are homeless or experiencing challenging circumstances, in-gathering of non-perishable food and personal care items delivered to the food pantry at Calvary Episcopal Church and to Central Louisville Community Ministries, and ongoing commitment to Laundry Love – monthly free laundry service in Old Louisville and Parkland neighborhoods.
– The Cathedral is a member of the Urban Partnership of the downtown Episcopal churches and of CLOUT, a community-wide, church-based justice ministry. We have sponsored families through Kentucky Refugee Ministries, and we participate in racial reconciliation events. Our Cathedral Choir participates in and alternately hosts choirs from other churches for Choir Festivals.
– A congregation practiced in purposeful engagement to encourage listening and mutual respect and spiritual healing through challenging times.
– A collaborative ministry with Bishop White and the Diocese of Kentucky as the Cathedral congregation. Full participation in diocesan life at large and the Urban Partnership sponsored by the diocese.
– For our next chapter of ministry we seek a leader who can assist us in improvement of stewardship of campus buildings and financial position as we prepare to celebrate our 200th Anniversary and live into our third century.
– Several years ago, a loan guarantee for the development of property next to the Cathedral campus was poorly overseen. This mismanagement caused a large debt and led to a lawsuit. The Cathedral formed small focus groups to help understand and resolve this problem. A series of Sacred Conversations, whose purpose is to encourage the processing of an issue through a defined set of rules about listening and mutual respect, were held to see our congregation through this conflict in a positive manner. Prayer underpinned our final resolution and spiritual healing. Through this time the Cathedral grew into a stronger congregation poised for future ministry.