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The Chapter


The life and work of the Cathedral is governed by the Cathedral Chapter, the legal corporation on which the Diocesan Bishop serves as chair, and the Dean of the Cathedral as president.

Twelve of the fifteen members (both clergy and lay) are drawn from across the Diocese, nominated by the Bishop and ratified by the Diocesan Convention. Three members are appointed from the Cathedral congregation. The term of office is three years.


Chair, The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutierrez

The Rt. Rev. Canon Daniel G. P. Gutierrez, was consecrated on July 16, 2016, to serve as the 16th Bishop of the historic Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.   Before his calling as Bishop, he served as Canon to the Ordinary, Chief Operating Office and Chief of Staff in the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande. During his ministry in the Rio Grande, he served as the Executive Director of the Diocesan Conference and Retreat Centers and at various parishes as a Rector, Vicar and Assistant Priest.   Bishop Gutierrez served the Episcopal Church through administrative and budgetary oversight of the Navajoland Area Mission and is vice president of the Episcopal Church in Navajoland Economic Development Corporation.

Before his ordination, he had an extensive career in public service serving as the Bernalillo County Economic Development Director and Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Albuquerque.   He was president of a strategy and media firm whose clients included national, state and local political leaders. Bishop Gutierrez is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in history and political science and a master of arts in public administration. He earned a diocesan certificate in Anglican studies through the Trinity School for Ministry, and a master of theological studies degree from St. Norbert College.

Aside from his faith and relationship with Jesus Christ, Bishop Gutierrez’ counts as his most important role and greatest responsibility a position he assumed on June 26th of 1998, extremely proud father of his son Jude, a Senior at the Bosque School.   It is a joy he shares with his wife, best friend and partner of 24 years, Suzanne Fletcher Gutierrez. The family shares in this joy with a household of dogs, turtles, pheasants, owls and the other miscellaneous “pets” that wander through their lives.



President, The Very Rev. Judith A. Sullivan


The Very Rev. Judith Sullivan returned to the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral in July, 2010, following her election as the fourth dean.   She had served previously at this Cathedral, first as Missioner and then as Canon Residentiary, from 2004 to 2007. Prior to her return, she was the Associate Rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Judy is a graduate of Wellesley College and was awarded the M.Div. from the General Theological Seminary. She completed two years of her theological studies at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia where she received the Winters Scholarship Award and the Maul Award for academic merit and promise for ministry .  . . read more


The Rev. Gerald S. Collins


The Reverend Gerald S. Collins (Jay) serves the Diocese of Pennsylvania as Interim Rector of St. Paul’s, Doylestown. He has served as Interim Rector and Rector of other parishes, including St. George St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, in Philadelphia  read more...

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Dale A. Cranmer


Dale Cranmer lives in Lansdowne and has been a member of the Cathedral congregation for 15 years.  He is employed as a Principal Business Analyst at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia read more...

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The Rev. Jose A. Diaz-Martinez


The Rev. José A. Díaz-Martínez serves as Vicar of Christ and St. Ambrose, The Free Church St. John in Philadelphia, and as the Hispanic Missioner for The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. read more...



Giby Garnier

Giby Garnier has been a member of the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral (formerly The Church of the Saviour) since June 1970. She was a Vestry member for many years and Rector's Warden. Recently she was appointed as one the three sacristans at the Cathedral and now is a member of the Chapter.

Giby attended the Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing for three years and graduated with a Diploma. She worked at that hospital for the next seven years, then she transferred to Jefferson Hospital. While working full time, she continued her nursing studies at Thomas Jefferson University to obtain a Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing in 1982. She worked at Jefferson Hospital for 30 years until her retirement in December 2007.

At present she enjoys Bible study, bread baking and embroidery. She likes to cook for the monthly Community Luncheon. She believes that she is just where she needs to be.

Everett A. Gillison


Everett A. Gillison, Chief of Staff to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, was appointed on October 19, 2011. Mr. Gillison had worked as Deputy Mayor for Public Safety since January 7, 2008. read more...

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Matthew W. Hyde


Matthew W. Hyde is a parishioner at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, where he currently serves as chairman of the Communications Committee. He is active in the acolyte and welcoming ministries.  Matt was a member of Saint Paul’s vestry from 2006-2011.

Matt is President of Hyde Communications, which provides website development, email marketing, social media management to small businesses and non-profits throughout the Philadelphia area . . . read more 

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Helen Jennings


Helen Jennings is a lifelong Episcopalian.  She has served on the Vestry, as a Lay Healing Minister, and is the former Chair of the Outreach Committee of the Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr.  She is now a member of St. David’s Church, Wayne where she shares her gifts in the areas of centering and contemplative prayer. 

Ms. Jennings is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds an M.A. from the General Theological Seminary in Spiritual Direction. While at General, she studied under the supervision of the Rev. Margaret Guenther.

Norman McClave


Norm and his wife Kathleen live in Bryn Mawr and attend the Redeemer. Norm served as Accounting Warden and Vestry member of the Redeemer for 3 years.

He has been a commercial banker, most recently serving as President and CEO of a small bank in New York City, and before that as a senior officer of several large financial firms. He is familiar with non-profit organizations, having served as President and continuing as a Board member of a major university club in Manhattan . . . read more        

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The Rev. Dr. Mary Ann Mertz

The Reverend Dr. Mary Ann Mertz serves the Diocese of Pennsylvania as the Rector of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Oxford.  She also serves as the Chairperson of the diocesan Liturgical Commission.

Mary Ann was born in Louisville, KY where she graduated from Bellarmine University after earning the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music. Trained as both a classical musician and in the art of jazz, Mary Ann always placed her musical gifts in service to God and God’s people gathered for worship. Mary Ann earned a Master of Theological Studies degree from St. Meinrad School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Mary Ann attended The General Theological Seminary in New York and, after graduating in 2009 with a Diploma of Anglican Studies, was ordained a deacon and then priest.


The Rev. Emily Richards
The Rev. Emily Richards is serving as Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Glenside, and is the Dean of the Montgomery County Deanery. She was also a member of the Diocesan Mission Planning Commission. Emily is a native Kentuckian where she grew up as a member of Christ Church Cathedral in the Diocese of Lexington. Emily felt the stirring of the Spirit during her young adult years as she discerned a call to ordained ministry. She graduated from The School of Theology at The University of the South (her undergraduate alma mater) with a Master of Divinity. She was ordained to the priesthood in 2003 . . read more

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The Rev. Dr. Martini Shaw


The Reverend Dr. Martini Shaw, is a native of Detroit, Michigan. Educated in the Detroit public schools, Fr. Shaw proved to be a promising student. In 1982 he earned two undergraduate degrees from Wayne State University, one in Psychology and the other in Biology. As an undergraduate, Fr. Shaw felt his “calling” in a career was to become a medical doctor but later learned that more could be healed than the body.

In 1988, Fr. Shaw earned a Masters of Divinity Degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Hyde Park (Chicago). . . read more

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Meg Thompson

Meg Thompson is a member of the Philadelphia Cathedral and recently served on Bishop Nominating/Search committee for the Diocese of Pennsylvania.  An Episcopalian for 15 years, she is mother to 4 boys, one age 8 and the other three, triplets who just turned 2. She and her wife were the first to be married at the Philadelphia Cathedral using the newly approved rite by permission of the Bishop Diocesan in 2012, just days before the rite was approved by the National Convention. 

Thompson has been teaching for 20 years and teaches math at the New Hope-Solebury Middle School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and one in history at the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s in secondary math education from Temple University.  More recently, she earned National Board Certification as a math teacher  in 2010.  She enjoys family time and all sports.

The Rev. Peter T. Vanderveen

Peter T. Vanderveen is the rector of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, PA.  Formerly, he was the rector of Saint Ann’s Church, Old Lyme, Connecticut for fourteen years. 

Peter was raised in Michigan, educated in schools operated by the Christian Reformed Church, and his family attended worship at the United Church of Christ (Congregational, or UCC). While he was in graduate school seeking a Masters of Divinity degree, he was hired as a singer in an Episcopal parish. Within the year, he was confirmed as an Episcopalian and soon began the ordination process within the Diocese of Connecticut. 

Peter received his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College in Michigan with a major in philosophy, and holds an M. Div. from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. He is an avid reader in both philosophy and theology, and believes parishes should demand, as they deserve, leaders who are committed to a deeply thoughtful exposition of Christian faith and life.

Nokomis Wood


Nokomis Wood is a retired educator and Organizational Development consultant. She is married to Daniel Wood Jr. and the mother of two adult sons.

Nikki Wood has served the Diocese of Pennsylvania in many volunteer capacities. She was a Standing Committee member for eleven and a half years. She has been a delegate to Diocesan convention and a five time delegate to the church’s National Convention . . . read more


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