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. 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. All of us at Saint John’s Cathedral welcome your comments and suggestions.
Bishop of Colorado
The Right Reverend Kym Lucas (she/her)
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 (he/him)
As Dean, Richard leads the cathedral as a pastor, a priest, and a teacher, sharing in the councils of the congregation and of the whole church in communion with the Bishop. Richard shepherds and works closely with Catechumenate, the Dean’s Bible Study, Faith in Action, the vestry, and the Finance, Investment, Stewardship, Arts & Architecture, Buildings & Grounds, and Grants Committees.
“As dean, I am most drawn to Saint John’s Cathedral because this is a community that says its prayers but does not take itself too seriously. I also love that the liturgy, music, and architecture are so beautiful.”
The Reverend Canon Broderick Greer (he/him)
As Canon Precentor, Broderick leads the cathedral, following the direction of the Dean, as a pastor, a priest, and a teacher, sharing in the councils of the congregation and of the whole church in communion with the Bishop. Broderick oversees all young adult ministries, including the 20s & 30s group and Mile High Theology Podcasts, oversees liturgy (including The Wilderness and all Diocesan liturgies hosted by the cathedral), and assists the Stewardship Committee and the Dean with stewardship and development.
“The commitment of our lay volunteers, beauty of our liturgical and musical offerings, and marrying of Christ’s love and justice through our presence in the wider Denver community is what draws me again and again to this holy work at Saint John’s.”
The Reverend Canon Katie Pearson (she/her)
As Canon Pastor, Katie leads the cathedral, following the direction of the Dean, as a pastor, a priest, and a teacher, sharing in the councils of the congregation and of the whole church in communion with the Bishop. Katie oversees all pastoral ministries as well as Christian Formation and communications.
“I am most excited about the parts of my job that help to raise up lay leadership at Saint John’s; after 25 years of active lay ministry before being ordained a priest, it is a deep passion of mine. Pastoral Care ministries are flourishing and I am privileged to work with many incredibly talented folks. Working with Canon Broderick, Dean Richard, and all of the staff of the cathedral is a joy beyond measure.”
Curate for Parish Life
The Reverend Amy Newell-Large (she/her)
As Curate for Parish Life, Amy welcomes new members to the parish, coordinates ministries and Welcome Center volunteers, and oversees Cathedral Nights.
Deacon for Community Partnerships
The Reverend Deacon Jack Karn (he/him)
As Deacon for Community Partnerships, Deacon Jack will oversee a wide range of activities, committees, and partnerships that strive for justice and peace in Denver and beyond. Specifically, he will serve as the primary point of connection for all of our community partnerships, including the St. Francis Center and the St. Francis Apartments at Cathedral Square. Deacon Jack will be the staff liaison to the Grants Committee and to the Faith in Action Commission.
“As a Deacon, Christ calls me to serve the People of God gathered at Saint John’s and beyond its walls. Diakonia, service, is participating in the redemptive work of building up the Kingdom of God. When we stretch out our hands in love to our neighbor, be it on the street, the workplace, at school, church, or home, we have the opportunity to discover how wonderful God really is.”