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National Cathedral names Gary Hall as new dean

National Cathedral names Gary Hall as new dean

The Washington National Cathedral has named the Rev. Canon Gary R. Hall, Ph. D. as its tenth dean succeeding the Very Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd, III.

The Cathedral’s news release is here.


Hall is rector of Christ Church, Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a position he has held since January 2010. He was previously Dean and President of Seabury Western Seminary, rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Senior Associate at All Saints Church, Pasadena, California, Vicar of St. Aidan’s Church in Malibu, California, and Associate Rector and Chaplain at Christ Church Cranbrook and the Cranbrook Schools.

Dr. Hall has also taught at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont, UCLA, and Oakwood School. In the 1990s he served the Diocese of Los Angeles as the Clergy Sexual Misconduct Officer.

A native Californian, Hall received his A.B. at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his M.Div. with distinction at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English at UCLA. He is an honorary canon of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in Los Angeles. He and his wife Kathy have one son, Oliver, a musician and writer living in Los Angeles.

He blogs at Ah, Yes, and is on Twitter.

Dr. Hall’s letter to the Christ, Cranbrook community is here.

The Washington Post’s story will be here if it isn’t yet.

The cathedral released this profile during the search for its tenth dean.

Hall did this interview about his work at Christ Church, Cranbrook in January 2011.

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Elizabeth Kaeton

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