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Bishop Ed Announces New Dean for St. Paul's

July 10, 2012

Dear Cathedral Family,

Below is a letter from our Bishop announcing our call to Father Justin Lindstrom to serve as our next Dean. Father Lindstrom has enthusiastically accepted our call and we are currently making plans for a reception to introduce Father Lindstrom to you.

Robert Dennis, Senior Warden

Click here for the Bishop's Letter

Please join the Clergy, Vestry, and Search to welcome the Lindstrom family next Wednesday, July 18, from 5 to 8 pm in Dean Willey Hall.


 Letter from Rev. Lindstrom

Below is a letter from Father Justin Lindstrom, our new Dean, introducing himself and his family (pictured at left) to the St. Paul's community.

[Click here to read Father Justin Lindstrom's letter.]

 

  


Collect for the Selection of a New Dean

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church,
and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a Dean for this Cathedral,
      that we may receive a faithful pastor,
           who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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