Diocese of Maryland cathedral calls new dean

Posted Feb 18, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Maryland press release] The Rev. Rob Boulter has been called to serve as the dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore, Maryland. Clair Francomano and Margo Landon, lay leaders of the cathedral chapter, the governing body of the congregation, made the announcement on Feb. 18. “We are thrilled to report that the chapter has unanimously and joyfully affirmed the Rev. Rob Boulter’s call to serve as our Dean.”

Boulter was appointed by Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton and approved by the cathedral chapter on Feb. 17. He will be the fourth dean of the cathedral. As dean, Boulter is the administrative head of the chapter and chief pastor of the cathedral.

“With God’s grace and our combined efforts I know the cathedral will continue to grow and thrive,” said Boulter. “I believe this because I’ve learned, first hand, that the Cathedral Community is resilient and resourceful.”

“I am grateful to be the one to inform you of the good news that the Rev. Rob Boulter is the new dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation,” wrote the Right Rev. Chilton Knudsen, assistant bishop, in a message to the diocese. “Following an intentional series of discernment steps, the cathedral chapter voted unanimously at its planning retreat this month to affirm Bishop Sutton’s appointment of Rob as dean.”

Boulter came to the cathedral as acting dean in August 2014 from St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. After graduating from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in 2006 he served on the staff of the National Cathedral for two years before accepting the position at St. Columba’s. Prior to seminary he served as an executive in technical services at a professional testing corporation.

A formal ceremony, a Celebration of New Ministry and the Installation of a Cathedral Dean, will take place on April 30 at Cathedral of the Incarnation.

The Cathedral of the Incarnation is the official seat (cathedra) of the bishop of the Diocese of Maryland. A worshiping faith community since 1911, the cathedral congregation welcomes all people to worship joyfully, care deeply and act boldly as followers of Christ.

The Diocese of Maryland has more than 100 congregations in western, central and southern Maryland. It is a diocese of The Episcopal Church which is historically rooted in the Anglican Communion.