New dean for Washington National Cathedral


The Washington National Cathedral has selected a Michigan minister to serve as the new dean. According to The Washington Post, Reverend Gary Hall, who was active in the civil rights movement in the 1960s, will take over the second-highest post at the cathedral. Hall has the right background to take on the cathedral’s missions and raise its profile, officials say. He would be the 10th dean of the cathedral. His nomination needs the required approval of the cathedral’s governing board, as well as the foundation that oversees several city Episcopal institutions.

Hall is currently a rector at Christ Church Cranbrook and chaplain of the Cranbrook upper school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, about 30 minutes north of Detroit. He taught English at University of California, Los Angeles, and served as dean of the Seabury-Western Theological seminary in Evanston, Illinois.


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