Dear Cathedral Friends,
Gay and I have hearts full of gratitude for our time with the people of Saint John’s Cathedral. Our farewell included so many expressions of love, a beautiful framed photo taken during the celebration of the Eucharist, the gift of a donkey, cart, and plow for a woman farmer in our name thorough Episcopal Relief & Development’s “Gifts for Life” catalog, books on the Cathedral’s history, cakes, hugs, cards, dinners, and a year of memories that will last a lifetime.
As I was standing before the Altar at the end of the service yesterday, I was flanked by our Wardens, Amy Davis and Tom Keyse. In that moment, I became mindful of how they have stood beside me, walked beside me, and led beside me the entire time. Our Vestry, our devoted staff, clergy colleagues, the Canon Theologian, Bishop O'Neill and his staff, all of those involved in the ministry of worship, our Eucharistic Visitors, the leaders of our commissions, committees, guilds, and ministry teams have rolled up their sleeves and engaged in the work of transition and the work of ministry. We have accomplished so much together!
We are confident that you will welcome your new Dean, Richard Lawson, and his family, Katherine, Adaline, and Evans, with the same strong, generous, open arms that welcomed us. We are also confident that your ministry together will result in transformed lives and much thanksgiving to God.
After a few weeks time off at our Arlington, Texas home, we will head to Jackson, Mississippi, where I will begin my appointment as Interim Dean of St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Let us hold one another in prayers in this time of new beginnings!
After July 16, my Cathedral contact information will be discontinued.
- Our permanent address is 4101 West Green Oaks Blvd., #305-520, Arlington, Texas 76016.
- My permanent email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- My permanent mobile phone number is 832-576-9019
We will see you again!
The Very Reverend Ron Pogue
Saint John’s Cathedral