The vestry is responsible for the vision, governance, and ministry of the Cathedral in collaboration with the Dean, and is responsible for all finances, investments, property, personnel policies, programs and diocesan relations.Meet Our Vestry »
The ministry of Trinity Cathedral is guided and supported by eight mission teams, made up of committed ministry leaders, vestry representatives and cathedral staff members. Mission Teams empower the members and friends of Trinity Cathedral to be the ministers of the church, and to make Trinity a Sacred Place for All People.
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Derived from the Greek word meaning “elder,” the priest “represents Christ and his Church, particularly as pastor to the people; to proclaim the Gospel; to administer the sacraments; and to bless and declare pardon in the name of God” (BCP, p. 856). Trinity clergy pastorally and administratively support the cathedral congregation, sit as ex-officio members of vestry, and serve in diocesan and national church programming.
The dean is the clergyperson with pastoral and visionary charge of the cathedral, and who represents the Cathedral and the Diocese in the civic community of Greater Cleveland. Trinity was established as the seat of the bishop of the Diocese of Ohio in 1907. The Very Rev. Bernard J. Owens is the 12th dean of Trinity Cathedral. In 2002 Trinity Commons was added both to the historic building and the dean’s oversight. Trinity Commons offers meeting, office, gallery, and commercial spaces to the community.Meet Our Clergy »
The work of Trinity staff is to facilitate and support the mission and ministry of the congregation by coordinating volunteers; organizing programs for music, art and faith education; overseeing finances; maintaining facilities; and communicating the vision of the cathedral.Meet Our Staff »