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 Kym Lucas 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 Kym Lucas,
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
Office: Parish House, 2nd Floor


  The Reverend Canon Katie Pearson
Pastoral Care

Office: Parish House, 3rd Floor

  The Reverend Canon Broderick Greer
Office: Parish House, 3rd Floor 


    Audrey Chapman, Director of Operations
303-831-7115, ext. 7720
Office: Parish House, 2nd Floor
Audrey oversees the cathedral’s financial, administrative, and facilities activities.

  Sarah Dougherty, Cathedral Administrator
303-831-7115, ext. 7702
Office: Parish House, 2nd Floor
Sarah coordinates Saint John’s Cathedral calendar, reservations, and hospitality for internal and external groups.

  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.
    Tina Clark, Director of Christian Formation
Parish House, 3rd Floor


    Christina Rutland, Youth Minister and Formation Assistant
Parish House, 3rd Floor

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.

    Dan Robertson, Sexton
Welcome Center
75 Music

  Dr. Michael Boney, Organist and Director of Music
303-831-7115, ext. 7721
Office: Parish Building, 2nd Floor

Michael Boney is an established organist and choral conductor who has been featured in numerous performing arts series in the United States and the United Kingdom including Truro, Wells, Portsmouth, and Canterbury Cathedrals (United Kingdom); the Cathedral of St. Philip (Atlanta, GA), First Presbyterian Church (Wilmington, NC), St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Greenville, NC), and St. Michael’s Cathedral (Boise, ID).

Michael earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological seminary and his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from East Carolina University. He studied organ with world-renowned organist Dr. Janette Fishell and choral conducting with Dr. Rhonda Fleming and Dr. Daniel Bara.

Prior to his appointment at Saint John’s Cathedral, Michael served as Director of Music and Organist at St. Michael’s Cathedral, Boise, and Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis where he led vibrant music ministries for children, adults, and professional staff singers. Michael also serves on the Standing Commission for Liturgy and Music for the Episcopal Church. At Saint John’s, Michael will conduct the Cathedral Choir, Vicar’s Chorale, St. Cecilia and St. Nicholas choirs, serve as Cathedral Organist, and participate in the musical life of the Diocese of Colorado.


  Alberto Gutierrez, Music Administrator
303-831-7115, ext. 7717
Office: Parish Building, 3rd Floor
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
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. 

  Emily Smith, Sacristan
303-831-7115, ext. 7718
Office: Parish House, 3rd Floor

100 Vestry
The Vestry is our governing board and is responsible for financial oversight, for the care our buildings and for helping the 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
Thomas Barbour, Treasurer
Michael Vente, Clerk

Class of 2022
Jennifer Allen, Elizabeth Drummond, Bill Finch, and Margaret Anne (Meg) Parish

Class of 2021
Leigh Grinstead, Bryant Harris, David Rote, Mark Wherry

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

To contact the Senior Warden, Tom Keyse, email

For Vestry minutes and financial reports please click here.

1350 N. Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203