From the Search Committee’s Chair

With the retirement of our Dean, the Very Reverend Tracey Lind, we begin the search for a new Dean. Finding a new Dean will take time and patience as we discern who we are as a cathedral congregation, as a cathedral in the city, and as a cathedral in the wider church.

The vision of the Dean Search Committee is for this process to be inclusive, thoughtful, and thorough, guided by the Holy Spirit. The search committee will soon invite the participation of the congregation to assist with our discernment. There will be multiple ways (in person, written, electronic) to share ideas.

As we move forward, we will be sharing information periodically about our progress and asking for your continued participation.

If at any time you have questions or comments about the process, please feel free to reach out to anyone on the Search Committee.

May we all remain prayerful as we begin our work in earnest.

David Cratty
Chair, Dean Search Committee

October 26, 2017 in , ,

October 22 Parish Meeting

Posted Oct, 25 2017 The Dean Search Committee made presentations on its progress to date and its findings from the congregational discernment and next steps in the search process.There is an audio recording of the entire meeting that includes the Q & A that followed.
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October 5, 2017 in , ,

Dean Search Committee Parish Meeting

Posted Oct, 5 2017 The Dean Search Committee is hosting a parish meeting in Cathedral Hall on Sunday, October 22 at 10:10 a.m. The Committee will provide an update on the progress of their work, including the outcome of the congregational meetings, the development of our parish profile and the next steps in the search process. Please join your Search Committee for this informative discussion.
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September 12, 2017 in , , ,

Dean Search Committee Update

Posted Sept. 12, 2017 The Dean Search Committee thanks the more than 150 members who participated in the congregational meetings. The number of people who contributed enthusiastic and thoughtful comments continues to show what an involved and caring community Trinity is. We also received terrific responses from a survey sent to clergy and wardens throughout the diocese. We are drafting the parish profile, which will be a webpage available on Trinity's website. A lot of the information gathered during the congregational meetings has been incorporated in the Cathedral's profile. We expect to have the profile completed in October, at which…
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August 17, 2017 in , , ,

Search Committee Announces Additional Meeting

Search Committee Announces Additional Meeting Posted Aug 17, 2017 By request, we have added an additional meeting -- September 6 at 6 p.m. to accommodate those who have not yet participated because of scheduling or vacation.  For more information or to sign up, contact David Cratty at
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July 7, 2017 in , , ,

Search Committee Update

Posted: July 5, 2017 Dear Fellow Members, I am writing with an update from Trinity's Dean Search Committee.  As we have outlined before, the search for a new dean has four phases:    1. Congregational assessment, which includes ◦ Establishing ways to collect feedback and communicate with congregation ◦ Facilitating small group meetings with the congregation ◦ Compiling and reviewing congregational feedback ◦ Developing a parish profile 2. The search, which includes
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May 30, 2017 in , , ,

Dean Search Congregational Meetings

The Search Committee has scheduled a series of small group meetings to be held in June and July to gather congregational input. These meetings are an integral part of the search process, as outlined by Search Committee Chair David Cratty, "As you know, the Dean Search process has four phases: congregational assessment; the search; the election/appointment of a new dean; and the welcome of the new dean. We are just in Phase One, the congregational assessment where we are having discussions about who we are as Trinity.  In many ways, this is the most important phase and it is important that you…
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May 11, 2017 in ,

Search Committee’s Progress Report

Search Committee’s Progress Report Chair David Cratty gave the following report at Trinity Cathedral’s May 7, 2017 Annual Meeting Although not technically a part of 2016 activities, the Search Committee knows that there have been many questions about the search for a new dean. So, I want to take this opportunity to let you know where we are in the process. (more…)
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March 6, 2017 in , , ,

The Dean’s Forum Podcast: Meet Acting Dean The Rev. Dr. Paul Gaston

The Rev. Dr. Paul Gaston, Trinity's new Acting Dean, visited Sunday's Dean's Forum. Listen to the podcast and learn about his "bio-vocational" ministry and how he will guide Trinity over the coming months.
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March 3, 2017 in , ,

Trinity Cathedral Announces The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Gaston As Acting Dean

Trinity Cathedral is pleased to announce that The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Gaston, III is Trinity Cathedral’s new acting dean effective March 1, 2017. "We are so pleased to have Dr. Gaston as Trinity’s acting dean," said Amy Wentz, Senior Warden for Trinity Cathedral. "Throughout his 27-year ministry, he has served in an interim capacity with notable success. This, plus his exceptional pastoral skills and administrative experience, will assure a successful transition while Trinity Cathedral searches for its new permanent dean.” The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Gaston, III comes to Trinity Cathedral from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Akron, where he…
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February 28, 2017 in , , ,

A letter from The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Gaston, Trinity Cathedral’s Acting Dean

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is a coincidence — but a fortunate one — that our ministry together begins on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, a season in which we emphasize self-examination, a focus on what matters most, and the anticipation of Easter. We seek a change of direction so that we may hear with joy, as though for the first time, the glorious news of the open tomb. The message of Lent is therefore a positive one. As I will mention in my homily on Wednesday, the name of the season itself points (at least…
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