Palmer Trinity School welcomes Dean Emeritus of Canterbury

Palmer Trinity School
Posted Mar 21, 2024

From left, The Very Reverend Jason Roberson, The Reverend Dr. Mary Ellen Cassini, Fletcher Banner, Valentina Fonteles Camps ’24, and The Very Reverend Dr. Robert Willis

Palmer Trinity School (PTS) was privileged to host The Very Reverend Dr. Robert Willis, Dean Emeritus of Canterbury, on Friday, March 8 where he addressed students at the school’s Trinity Chapel. Also in attendance was The Very Reverend Jason Roberson, provost of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Miami. Following a lunch with the leadership team, the distinguished guests engaged with classes in the school’s lecture hall and Trinity Chapel.

“We were very honored to have had the visit of Dean Willis,” said The Reverend Dr. Mary Ellen Cassini, chaplain at PTS. “His lifetime of ministry, compassionate pastoral work and support of our global communities have inspired us with lessons we can apply in our life.”

The Very Rev. Dr. Willis served as Dean of Canterbury for over 20 years. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, he gained worldwide recognition for his morning prayer videos that streamed from the Cathedral. His daily meditations on YouTube are cherished worldwide.

About Palmer Trinity School:

Palmer Trinity School—a coeducational, Episcopal day school—is dedicated to promoting academic excellence that integrates knowledge, compassion, global citizenship, and social responsibility. Providing a supportive environment, Palmer Trinity School serves students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in grades 6-12. For more information about the school, visit To follow Palmer Trinity School on Facebook, click here.