Dean Meguelina Howell Has Been Called to Serve as a Chaplain to the House of Bishops

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, has named her as one of the two new chaplains who will serve the House of Bishops. The House of Bishops is made up of all bishops of the Episcopal Church, active or retired. It has nearly 300 active members and comprises half of the governing body of the Episcopal Church. It meets every three years for General Convention and twice a year between conventions in a non-legislative capacity.

The chaplains are responsible for coordinating worship for the HoB. Chaplains are also available to provide pastoral care to bishops, who like any other member of the church, have spiritual needs in their own lives. It is also the role of the chaplains to assist the Presiding Bishop in nurturing a prayerful atmosphere during the meetings of the House of Bishops.

Our Cathedral congregations know from experience that the choice of our Dean to extend her pastoral skills in a new direction was a wise one.