The Very Rev.
Penelope Bridges


The Very Rev. Penny Bridges answered the call to serve as the fourth Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral in 2014. A native of Northern Ireland and lifelong Anglican, Penny received her education at Wells Cathedral School and Clare College, Cambridge. She pursued a career in data processing, which took her and her husband from England to New Hampshire in 1985. There her two sons were born and she experienced a call to ordination in the Episcopal Church. In 1997 she graduated from Berkeley at Yale Divinity School with a Master of Divinty, summa cum laude and moved to Virginia.

Penny served six years as Associate Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Alexandria, and eleven years as the third Rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church, Great Falls. St. Paul’s magnificent music program is a good fit for Penny, who is herself an accomplished violist and singer. Since her arrival at St. Paul’s, Penny has focused on leading the church into the 21st century (the “emerging church” model), updating the administrative systems, overseeing the creation of the digital “Faith to Go” curriculum, installing exterior lighting to give the cathedral more visibility, and developing strong relationships with leaders of other faith communities and of city government.

Penny provides leadership in the Diocese too, currently serving on the diocesan Standing Committee and teaching on ecumenism and interfaith relations in the School for Ministry. In her free time Penny enjoys studying Spanish, playing viola in chamber groups and orchestras, and all the benefits of living by the ocean.

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The Reverend Canon Brooks Mason

Canon Liturgist

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Kathleen Burgess

Director of Administrative Operations

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Canon Martin Green

Cathedral Organist and Canon for Music

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Gabriel Arregui

Assistant Organist

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Judy MacDonald

Receptionist & Registrar

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Bob Oslie

Facilities & Hospitality Director

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Maya Little-Saña

Youth Minister

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Don Kemrer


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Erin Sacco Pineda

Director of Finance

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Molly Hilton Green


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Betsey Monsell


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Wayne Riehm

Communications Coordinator

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Susan Jester

Media Relations

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Canons Residentiary and Emeriti (Volunteer):

The Reverend Canon Joan Butler Ford

Honorary Canon

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The Very Reverend James E. Carroll

Dean Emeritus

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The Reverend Canon Anne Chisham

Canon for Pastoral Care

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Canon Lisa Churchill

Canon Verger

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The Reverend Canon J. Milton Collins

Canon for Pastoral Care

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The Reverend Canon Dorothy Curry

Canon for Pastoral Care

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The Reverend Canon Richard Lief

Honorary Canon

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The Reverend Canon Andrew Rank, SSP

Honorary Canon

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Canon Christine Spalding

Honorary Canon

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Canon Konnie Dadmun

Canon for Altar Guild

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The Reverend Canon Michael Kaehr

Honorary Canon

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The Reverend Canon Lee B. Teed

Sub-Dean Emerita

(619) 283-1542

The Reverend Canon Allisyn Thomas

Honorary Canon

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