Trinity Cathedral is governed by the Bishop, the Dean and the Chapter. The Dean is the Cathedral’s senior priest and is called by the Chapter but appointed by the bishop.

In most Episcopal parishes, the senior priest is known as the rector. Because Trinity is a diocesan Cathedral, the bishop technically remains the rector but delegates the functions of a rector to a dean. The chapter is the cathedral version of what in other Episcopal churches is known as the vestry. The Chapter comprises members of the congregation elected for three-year terms by the annual meeting of the Cathedral parish. The Bishop then confirms their election.

The Dean is assisted by two wardens. The wardens, together with the treasurer are ex-officio members of the chapter. One warden is appointed by the Dean and known as the Dean’s or Senior Warden. The other warden known as the Junior or People’s Warden is elected at the annual meeting. The Dean’s Warden serves for a term mutually agreed with the Dean, while the People’s Warden serves an annually renewable term.

Authority for spiritual leadership, teaching, liturgy, and pastoral care of the community lies within the Dean’s areas of responsibility. Administration and management of staff also lies within the Dean’s responsibilities. The chapter is responsible for finance, buildings, and other material and real property.  The dean and chapter working together articulate the vision for Trinity Cathedral

Bishop
The Right Reverend Jennifer A. Reddall
bishopreddall@azdiocese.org

Dean
The Very Reverend Troy Mendez
troy@azcathedral.org
Biography


CHAPTER LISTING
Serving Members

By Appointment:
Lisa DerrickDean’s Warden

By Election:
John L. Cary, Jr. – People’s Warden
Don MarshallTreasurer
Alison Moran – Clerk

Serving Set Terms (start dates):
Dennis Biodolillo 2019
Gail Browne 2019

Alex Bardaweel 2019
Kenneth Anthony 2018
Chris Bates 2018
Bill Brotherton 2017
John Agria 2017