Calling a New Dean of the Cathedral

Dean Bill Ellis retired at the end of June. Check here for updates on our progress in calling a new Dean.

Profile of the Cathedral

After months of prayer, congregational surveys, study, discernment, discussion, wordsmithing, and more prayer, the Profile is complete!

You can read and download the Dean Call Committee's description of the Cathedral HERE

A Visual Introduction to the Cathedral

In December 2016, our local public televsion station, KSPS, featured St. John's in one of their "Northwest Profiles" program. You can watch the video here.


Prayer - April 16, 2018

A Song of Faith / 1 Peter 1:3-4, 18-21

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, by divine mercy we have a new birth into a living hope;

Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, we have an inheritance that is imperishable in heaven.

The ransom that was paid to free us was not paid in silver or gold

But in the precious blood of Christ, the Lamb without spot or stain.

God raised Jesus from the dead and gave him glory so that we might have faith and hope in God.


Loving God, we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, For he is alive in our world, out church and our hearts.. Renew and strengthen us in the risen life we share in Christ, In whose name we pray. Amen.

Alleluia!  Come to us, O risen Lord, And enliven us with your eternal love.  Alleluia!

Prayer for Our Next Dean

O God, you are the God of all creation and the preserver of our common life together. You are calling a leader into our midst, a person to join with us on our spiritual journey as our next Dean. We ask that you would use the profile we have created to call them to recognize where their gifts and strengths fit our needs, gifts and strengths. Urge them to be a seeker of the grace and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and imbue them with a passion to embrace the challenge and joy of a shared vision and ministry in this place and in this time. Amen.


The Dean Call Committee

We have co-chairs! Eric Baldwin and Karen Martin are the co-chairs of the Dean Call Committee.

We have a committee!  In late April the Chapter approved the following persons to serve on the Dean Call Committee: Nina Beegle, Peggy Johnson, Corliss Newman, Skyler Oberst, Andrea Olsen, Charlie Pepiton, Kay Rafferty, Judith Shadford, and John Wallingford. The Rev. Barbara Novak is the Chaplain.