Sub-Dean Transition

A Message from the Dean

I write to inform you that our Sub Dean, Canon Morgan Ladd, will be transitioning out of her role at the cathedral on July 11. Mother Morgan has been an essential member of the clergy team at the cathedral, a valued leader on our executive committee and a faithful steward of our growing family ministry program. We will all miss her presence, preaching and excellent pastoral care. I will miss her as a friend and colleague who has brought so much ability and grace to our collaborative work of strengthening the cathedral for its unique mission on Long Island.

Morgan, Matt and Grayson will be moving to Texas where they will be closer to family and where Matt will take up new work in his legal career.

I am very happy to report that Mother Morgan will continue in her role as a Co-Founder of our Center for Spiritual Imagination and will be involved in our online programs as well as curriculum development and teaching for the foreseeable future.

Over the coming weeks, there will be opportunities to say goodbye to Canon Ladd and her family as we give thanks for her ministry as Sub Dean.

In our Christian tradition we know that every end is a beginning and I am glad to announce that we will welcome a new Sub Dean in mid-August to build upon the good work done by Canon Ladd as the first person in this role in over 50 years.

With the Bishop’s enthusiastic support, I have appointed Father Eddie Alleyne, currently Rector of the Church of the Advent, Westbury, to the position of Sub Dean and Canon for Cathedral Life beginning later this summer. Father Eddie exhibits the constellation of gifts and skills we need at this time of revival in the life and ministry of the cathedral. His many years of pastoral leadership experience, community development and his ability to inspire others to discover and engage God’s call in their lives will strengthen the cathedral community for service. Father Eddie has been an active member of Cathedral Chapter during my time as Dean. He understands the ministry of the cathedral well. He and Mother Morgan have already begun working together to ensure as seamless a transition as possible.

Please join me in praying with thanksgiving for Mother Morgan, Father Eddie and their families. Each has responded to God’s call to build up the church in their time. We are blessed indeed to serve with them in Christ’s name.

In Peace and Love,

Dean Michael+