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 Right Reverend Robert O'Neill,
Bishop

BishopONeill@ColoradoDiocese.org
303-837-1173
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 Richard Lawson
Dean

303-831-7115
Office: Parish House, 2nd Floor

   
         

  The Reverend Canon Katie Pearson
Pastoral Care

303-577-7711
katie@sjcathedral.org
Office: Parish House, 3rd Floor
   
 
   

  The Reverend Canon Broderick Greer
303-577-7732
broderick@sjcathedral.org
Office: Parish House, 3rd Floor 
   
       
  The Reverend Bonnie Sarah Spencer
Assisting Priest

303-577-7732
bonnie@sjcathedral.org
Office: Parish House, 3rd Floor 
   

 

 

  Rebecca Beall-Moore, Director of Finance and Administration
becky@sjcathedral.org
303-831-7115, ext. 7720
Office: Parish House, 2nd Floor
Becky oversees facilities, finance, and personnel.
 
       

  Michelle Vieira, Cathedral Administrator
Michelle@sjcathedral.org
303-831-7115, ext. 7721
Office: Parish House, 2nd Floor
Michelle supports the Dean and Director of Finance and Administration overseeing Human Resources as well as providing general administrative support and event and logistics coordination. She receives inquiries for membership transfers, Baptisms, Wedding, Funerals and manages the Cathedral database to include updating constituent records.
 
       

  Kris Jenkins, Staff Accountant
Kris@sjcathedral.org
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.
 
       
    Audrey Chapman, Assistant to the Canons
audrey@sjcathedral.org
303-831-7115, ext. 7702
Office: Parish House, 3rd Floor
Audrey supports the Canons by providing general administrative support as well as development support for stewardship. 
Our Christian Education Department helps families find ways to strengthen their relationship with God throughout their lives.
 
 
     John Putnam, Youth Minister
Welcome Center
303-577-7715
john@sjcathedral.org

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

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
seth@sjcathedral.org

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.

 
       
    Steve Barrett, Facilities Manager
303-831-7115, ext. 7707
steve@sjcathedral.org
Office: Welcome Center
 
       
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
Stephen@sjcathedral.org
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
Lyn@sjcathedral.org
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
Alberto@sjcathedral.org
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.
 
       
90 Worship
Our Worship Department provides liturgical support for our worship time and services.
 
 

  Billy Baker, Worship Coordinator
Billy@sjcathedral.org
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 and assists with preparation for funerals and confirmations. 
 

   

  Ian Thompson, Sacristan
ian@sjcathedral.org
303-831-7115, ext. 7718 
Office: Roberts Building, 3rd Floor, Business Office
Ian, in his role as Cathedral Sacristan, provides support and assists the clergy and liturgical ministers with preparations for all services
Ian oversees the scheduling of clergy for liturgical and sacramental functions,  he also manages the Cathedral sound system staff.
Ian also manages our onsite columbarium, All Soul's Walk.
 

   
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 Richard Lawson, Dean
Tom Keyse, Senior Warden
Amy Davis, Junior Warden
Mary Frances Kelley, Treasurer
Michael Vente, Clerk

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

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

Class of 2018
Jennifer Allen, Jane Schumaker, Ned Rule, Leigh Grinstead


To contact the Senior Warden,Tom Keyse, email Vestry@sjcathedral.org

For Vestry minutes and financial reports please click here.


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Denver, CO 80203