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 - March 19, 2018

Psalm 34: 1-5

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall be continually in my mouth.

My soul makes it’s boast in the Lord; Let the humble hear and be glad.

O magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt his name together.

I sought the lord and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Look to him, and be radiant; So your faces shall never be ashamed.



Praise my soul our good Lord, sing songs to his name, for he has brought my life into fresh waters when I was thirsty.

He has fed me with the Bread of Life when I was starving.

He has sustained me along all my days and never has put me to shame.

Praise my soul our good Lord, for all his goodness.

~ Uruguay


Lord, you beat in our hearts and are present in every cell of our bodies,

all that we are leaps for delight, wherever we go, we know we shall find you there.

~ Nicaragua

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.