Trinity’s New Acting Dean and New Dean Search Committee

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A Message from Trinity’s Wardens

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We are very pleased to announce that the Bishop and Wardens have appointed The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Gaston, III as Trinity Cathedral’s Acting Dean. Dr. Gaston will begin in this role on March 1, 2017. In accepting this appointment, he concludes three years’ service as priest associate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Akron. Prior to St. Paul’s, he served several churches in the Diocese of Ohio as, among other roles, priest-in-charge and interim. These include: St. Mark’s, Canton; Christ Church, Hudson; St. John’s, Cuyahoga Falls; and St. John’s, Youngstown.

Dr. Gaston has been ordained for 27 years, serving in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. throughout his ministry, he has been “bi-vocational,” balancing ministry in the Church with work in higher education. A former provost at Kent State University for 18 years, he is currently the University’s Trustees’ Professor, teaching English literature and higher education administration, from which he will retire in May.

On Ash Wednesday, Dr. Gaston will preach at Trinity’s noon and 6 p.m. services. On Sunday, March 5, he will preach at all three services and be introduced at the Dean’s Forum. We invite you to worship, meet and warmly welcome him into the Trinity community.

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The Search for Trinity’s New Dean Begins

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A Message from Trinity’s Wardens

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

These last two months have been incredibly full since we learned that Dean Lind would retire at the end of January. The time to say good-bye arrived last Sunday. We came together as a community to worship and have blessed time with her one last time. It was joyful and poignant as we wished Tracey, “Godspeed!” in her retirement.

And now we move on. We are in transition — a meantime of opportunity and discovery while moving toward change. Today — February 1 — is the first day of Trinity’s search for its new dean.

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