Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Leader at Washington National Cathedral Steps Down

From The New York Times-

 The Very Rev. Gary Hall, the dean of Washington National Cathedral, announced on Tuesday that he would step down at year’s end to make way for a younger leader who can help guide the century-old Episcopal church as it tries to overcome financial and demographic challenges.

Mr. Hall, 66, said that given the mandatory retirement age of 72 in the Episcopal Church, he had come to realize that he would not be able to guide the cathedral through what he and others expect to be a long and difficult quest for sustainability.

The news came as cathedral leaders were preparing to begin a capital campaign in the coming years that they hope will raise around $200 million. The leaders want to complete repairs of damage caused by a 2011 earthquake and stabilize the cathedral’s finances as it tries to appeal to a younger, broader base of potential congregants.

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