Bio: The Very Reverend Bernard J. “BJ” Owens, IV

Bio: The Very Reverend Bernard J. “BJ” Owens, IV

The Very Reverend Bernard J. “BJ” OwensThe Very Reverend Bernard J. “BJ” Owens, IV was called as dean of Trinity Cathedral in fall 2018. He is the Cathedral’s 12th dean since its founding.

Prior to his appointment at Trinity, he served as rector at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Greensboro, North Carolina for eight years. There, he led a growing church, with new members among both young families and mature parishioners. Before St. Andrew’s, he was the Associate Rector for Children’s & Family Ministries at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cary, North Carolina.

The Very Rev. Owens attended UNC-Chapel Hill and Yale Divinity School. Between his undergraduate and graduate studies, he worked in film production in New York City. He and his wife, Jo, live in Shaker Heights with their two children.