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It is a time of transition within our Diocese, and we have a new clergy transition to announce.

The Rev. Emily Griffin has accepted a call as Canon Vicar of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle. Her first day will be October 1.

Emily is currently the Senior Associate Rector at St. Alban’s in Washington, DC, where she has served since 2015, having previously served churches in Virginia and New Jersey. She was ordained in 2003 and is a graduate of General Seminary (Anglican Studies, 2003), Rutgers University (MSW, 2002), and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., 2001). Prior to seminary, Emily served a year in Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Missoula, MT, and has also worked with Habitat for Humanity, Dorothy Day House, Episcopal Charities, and Hyacinth AIDS Foundation. She is currently President of the Board of the Godly Play Foundation.

“Canon Vicar” is a term new to Saint Mark’s Cathedral, but it is fairly common in large, complex systems like the cathedral. In this role, Emily will join The Rev. Canon Rich Weyls and The Very Reverend Steven Thomason on a collaborative clergy team serving as pastors, preachers, and teachers in service to the cathedral community. Emily will also use her considerable experience in support of day-to-day programmatic operations, striving for seamless integration of the cathedral’s mission and ministry, and she will work closely with the Dean and fellow Canons to develop strategies informing an array of programs and offerings that afford meaningful connections among those in the cathedral parish, in community groups connected to the cathedral, and in the broader region.

As Vicar (from which the word “vicarious” is derived), Emily shall exercise parish community leadership in the Dean’s absence as well as representing the dean and Saint Mark’s in the broader community when the Dean is otherwise engaged.

Please join us in welcoming The Rev. Griffin to the Diocese, and keep all congregations experiencing transition in your prayers.

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