The mission of Saint John's Cathedral is to know Christ and to make Christ known. All our ministry is devoted to sharing Christ with others and finding Christ in them.

The Right Reverend Robert O'Neill is the Bishop of Colorado, the spiritual leader of the Episcopal Church in Colorado. Saint John's Cathedral is the church in which the bishop's ceremonial seat, which is called a cathedra, is placed. We are, therefore, the symbolic mother church of our Colorado Episcopal family.

The clergy compose the Cathedral Chapter. They share in leading worship, preaching, teaching, and caring for our congregation. In addition to the clergy, our staff includes a highly-committed group of lay professionals and support staff.

The Vestry is the principal congregational leadership team at the Cathedral. The Vestry is our governing board. Members of the Vestry welcome your comments and suggestions.
20 Clergy
The clergy of the Cathedral share in preaching, teaching, leading worship services, and providing pastoral care. They also have specific responsibilities over various ministries and programs of the Cathedral. The Cathedral is in a time of transition as we search for a new Dean. Dean search information >

  The Right Reverend Robert O'Neill,
Office: Diocesan Office, 1300 Washington Street, Denver, CO
The ministry of a bishop is to represent Christ and his Church, particularly as apostle, chief priest and pastor of a diocese; to guard the faith, unity and discipline of the whole Church; to proclaim the Word of God; to act in Christ’s name for the reconciliation of the world and the building up of the Church; and to ordain others to continue Christ’s ministry. (From The Book of Common Prayer, 1979, pg. 855)

  The Very Reverend Ronald D. Pogue, D.Min.
Interim Dean
Office: Parish House, 2nd Floor

A Houston, Texas native, Ron Pogue has spent the last seven of years serving in interim ministries all across the country, most recently at Saint John's Church in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He was called to Denver to serve as Interim Dean of Saint John's Cathedral.

  The Reverend Canon Charles LaFond,
Canon Steward
303-831-7115 ext. 7711
Office: Parish House, 3rd Floor

The Reverend Canon Charles LaFond serves the congregation as its Canon Steward, a title which refers to the person charged with the stewarding of Cathedral resources including finances, membership, facilities, and functions which support resource development. Read More >
    The Reverend Canon Evelyn Hornaday,
Interim Canon for Cathedral Life
Office: Parish House, 3rd Floor

Canon Evelyn has been an intentional transition rector for 15 years, helping parishes prepare for the calling of new permanent rectors. She served in the dioceses of Arkansas, Texas, and West Missouri before accepting the call to St. John’s. She has spent time serving the Church and God at two cathedrals in pastoral and liturgical ministry capacities.



  Rebecca Beall-Moore, Cathedral Administrator
303-831-7115, ext. 7720
Office: Parish House, 2nd Floor
Becky oversees facilities, finance, and personnel.

  Michelle Vieira, Assistant Cathedral Administrator
303-831-7115, ext. 7721
Office: Parish House, 2nd Floor
Michelle supports the Interim Dean and Cathedral Administrator providing general administrative support as well as event and logistics coordination. She receives inquiries for membership transfers and manages the Cathedral database to include updating constituent records.

  Kris Jenkins, Staff Accountant
303-831-7115, ext. 7734
Office: Parish House, 3rd Floor
Kris maintains and controls the General Ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization, including payroll and accounts payable.
Our Christian Education Department helps families find ways to strengthen their relationship with God throughout their lives.

  Kim McPherson, Director of Religious Education
303-831-7115, ext. 7729
Office: Roberts Building, 3rd Floor
Kim oversees the work of the Christian Education Department at all levels, from nursery through adults.
     John Putnam, Christian Formation Assistant

John works in all our formation areas, supporting and helping to create new programs. 

John is a Dallas, TX native and alumni of the University of Oklahoma. He has served on the Diocese of Dallas Youth Commission, with the Diocese of Oklahoma Altered retreat, and as a Colorado Episcopal Service Corps member. During his service year he worked with Colorado Jubilee Ministries and discovered a passion for working with vulnerable populations. He is excited to work with a vibrant, justice oriented congregation and assist in faith formation programming that is relevant and spiritually uplifting.

The Communications Department exists to constantly monitor and strategize in the communication arena so that Saint John's Cathedral is effectively communicating our ministry, events, news, and pertinent information to our community with excellence. The objective of the department is to raise the level of creativity in marketing, promotion, and communication with the end result of relevance and changed lives.


  Seth Reese, Director of Communications

303-831-7115, ext. 7023
Office: Parish House, 3rd Floor
The Director of Communications works with the media to promote Saint John's and draw audiences to the many events held at the Cathedral. This office also oversees The Open Door magazine, eNewsletters, the website, and special publications for particular events.


Judy Allison, Director of Facilities
303-831-7115, ext 7704
Office: Parish House, 3rd Floor
    Facilities Manager
The Facilities Manager position is currently open. To learn more about the position and how to apply, click here.

  David Porterfield, Sexton
David provides support with the setting up of our meeting spaces for programs and activities. David is also part of the team that opens the buildings in the morning and closes them at night. David has served Saint John’s for over 30 years as our head of facilities.
Throughout Saint John's rich history, its leaders and members have demonstrated continued interest in serving the community not only within the walls, but outside them. Just as the city’s needs have shifted, so have Saint John’s efforts shifted to meet these needs. Efforts have ranged from: founding the United Way and working for civil rights, to helping to found the Saint Francis Center and support the birth of Metro Caring and the Women’s Homeless Initiative, to more recent efforts such as a Cathedral Learning Garden
75 Music
Our Music Department provides music for our worship services and liturgies. It trains our choirs - adult, youth and children in sacred music. It also provides and promotes concerts at the Cathedral.

  Stephen Tappe, Organist and Director of Music
303-831-7115, ext. 7726
Office: Roberts Building, Devenish Music Suite
Stephen oversees all the work of the Music Department and is the principal conductor of the choir. He is also a part of our liturgy planning group.

Stephen Tappe is a composer, conductor, organist, liturgist, and choral clinician. As a choir trainer, his specialty is working with boy choirs and girl choirs. He was appointed Organist and Director of Music at Saint John’s Cathedral, Denver, in 2004. Degrees in Composition, Organ Performance, and Liturgy were earned at the Hartt School of Music, the Yale School of Music, and the Yale Divinity School, respectively.
Mr. Tappe has served, in various official capacities, the Association of Anglican Musicians, the Royal School of Church Music in America, the American Guild of Organists, the American Boychoir, and the General Board of Examining Chaplains of the Episcopal Church. He feels particularly honored to have managed three organ restoration projects - a 1929 IV/49 E. M. Skinner, an 1869 II/14 E. & G. G. Hook, and a 1938 IV/96 W. W. Kimball.

  Lyn Loewi, Assistant Organist
303-831-7115, ext. 7737
Office: Roberts Building, Devenish Music Suite
Lyn assists the Organist and Director of Music with organ playing and assistant conducting.

Lyn Loewi studied organ with John Rodland, Marilyn Mason, Herbert Nanney. Almut Roessler, and Marie-Claire Alain. She completed her D.M.A. at Stanford University in 1983, and holds a unanimous First Prize in Organ from the French National Conservatory. In addition to her many years as a church musician, she has been the organist of the Oregon Symphony and taught at the University of Minnesota, Portland State University, and Lewis and Clark College.

  Alberto Gutierrez, Music Administrator
303-831-7115, ext. 7717
Office: Roberts Building, Devenish Music Suite
Alberto provides administrative support to the Music Department.

Alberto Gutierrez has served symphony orchestras for more than 15 years, covering all the facets of artistic planning and operations from small to large budget orchestras.  Alberto currently consults as artistic advisor for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and recently with the Nashville Symphony.   He has served as vice president of artistic administration with the Colorado Symphony, general manager of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and in operations positions with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and the San Antonio and Portland symphony orchestras.  Alberto started out in the field at the League of American Orchestras where he managed the Youth Orchestra Division and the Music Assistance Fund, a scholarship program for aspiring orchestral musicians of African American descent.  Married to violinist Margaret Soper Gutierrez, they have two children, a girl and a boy.

  Matthew Henderson, Welcome & Integration Coordinator
303-831-7115, ext. 7715
Office: Welcome Center
Matthew Henderson focuses on managing the Welcome Center and developing ongoing support of prospective members, new members, and volunteers who participate in the life and ministries of the Cathedral. Matthew holds a Masters in Tourism Management at Colorado State University. He has worked as Project Manager for sustainability initiatives in Pennsylvania and has served as Project Coordinator for a master bike plan in Arizona.  Matthew’s work guides people to resources that supports active community engagement.

90 Worship
Our Worship Department provides liturgical support for our worship time and services.

  Billy Baker, Worship Coordinator
303-831-7115, ext. 7708
Office: Parish House, 3rd Floor
Billy prepares liturgical bulletins and Sunday bulletins and provides administrative support for all matters relating to worship.  He receives inquiries for baptisms and weddings in addition to assisting with preparation for funerals and confirmations. 


  Ian Thompson, Sacristan
303-831-7115, ext. 7718 
Office: Roberts Building, 3rd Floor, Business Office
Ian ensures that our liturgical spaces are kept clean and tidy. He also provides support in setting up our liturgical spaces for worship.

100 Vestry
The Vestry is our governing board and is responsible for financial oversight, for the care our buildings and for helping the Interim Dean in fulfilling our mission and achieving our vision. Vestry officers are elected by the congregation for three-year terms.

Vestry Officers
The Very Reverend Ronald D. Pogue, Interim Dean
Tom Keyse, Senior Warden
Amy Davis, Junior Warden
Mary Frances Kelley, Treasurer
Michael Vente, Clerk

Class of 2020
Jennifer Allen, Leo Carosella, Kathleen DeMars, Don Wood, Jack Denman

Class of 2019
David Barr, Neil Burris, Suni Devitt, Elizabeth Springer

Class of 2018
Andrew Britton, Jane Schumaker, Ned Rule, Leigh Grinstead

To contact the Senior Warden,Tom Keyes, email

For Vestry minutes and financial reports please click here.

1350 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203