The Episcopal Cathedral of St. John in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has named The Rev. Kristina Maulden as its 27th Dean. She was nominated by the Right Rev. Michael Burkel Hunn, Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande, and elected by the Chapter on July 11. She will assume duties at the Cathedral on September 1.
The Rev. Kristina Maulden currently serves as the Interim Rector at Trinity Episcopal in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In her 12 years at Trinity Episcopal, she has collaborated on innovative worship and formation programs that bring new families to Trinity on a regular basis. She is a proficient teacher, team builder, innovator and dynamic preacher.
In remarking on the call of the Rev. Mauldin, Bishop Hunn said: “We are blessed in Kristina Maulden to have a Dean with deep experience in leading a congregation very similar to our cathedral– one with a Royal School’s Church Music program. She has experience in growing stewardship there and has led a process of dramatic growth in attendance of young families. Her wisdom, pastoral care, preaching and liturgical leadership will be a blessing to our Diocese for years to come. I am eager to welcome her, her husband and sons to the Diocese of the Rio Grande.”
Rev. Maulden wrote in her first communique to the congregation: “I hope to share with the great people of St. John’s a vision of who and what the Cathedral can be for people looking to find the love of God inside and outside its walls. I have joy in my heart at the thought of making my home with the St. John’s Cathedral family.”
On behalf of Vestry, Senior Warden Charlie Hawkins said, “The election of Reverend Maulden to be our next Dean is a milestone in the 137-year history of St. John’s Cathedral. We eagerly anticipate joining in ministry with Kristina as a welcoming community in the heart of downtown Albuquerque.”
Dean-Elect Maulden was ordained in 1995, and has served parishes in Florida and Indiana. She also has served as parish youth director and chaplain at an Episcopal school. She received her Master of Divinity degree at Trinity Episcopal School. Prior to her call as a priest, the Rev. Maulden received an undergraduate degree in microbiology and did graduate work at the University of Texas, Austin in biochemistry. She and her husband, Anthony, are the parents of two teen-age sons.