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Two Minor Canons Announced

Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

From the Dean:

I am delighted to announce the appointment of the Rev. Jude Harmon and the Rev. Andy Lobban as Minor Canons at Grace Cathedral, both three-year appointments. Jude and Andy will share the full round of worship and pastoral work at the cathedral. Jude will have particular responsibility for young adult and emerging ministries, and all of our Grace After Hours events. Andy will have particular responsibility for social outreach.

The Rev. Jude Harmon comes to us from the Diocese of Massachusetts where he has just been ordained as a Deacon, and is expected to be ordained priest later this year. He was educated at Haverford College, Harvard Divinity School and Virginia Theological Seminary. He has spent time living and working with the Society of St John the Evangelist (SSJE), an Episcopal monastic community, and has held internships at Saint Francis House, New England’s largest day shelter, and St. Mark’s Capitol Hill, Washington DC. In 2009-2010 he worked as a Mission Partner in the Diocese of Haiti, teaching Christian Theology at the Episcopal Seminary and World Religions at the University there. Jude will start work at Grace Cathedral July 1. Jude says, “In my ordained ministry at Grace I will strive to honor and uphold the SSJE brothers’ vision of prayer and hospitality as the ground for all Christian ministry. I am thrilled and grateful to be joining the team at Grace, and I look forward to sharing this part of my journey with you all.”

The Rev. Andy Lobban comes to us from San Antonio in the Diocese of West Texas, where he was ordained priest earlier this year, and has been working as Chaplain and Diocesan Spokesperson for Good Samaritan Community Services, the social service ministry of the Diocese of West Texas. He grew up in the Bay Area, and was educated at MIT, UC Berkeley and the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX. Before going to seminary, Andy taught math and science at an inner-city high school in Chicago. He is married to Olga Dubois Lobban and they have two daughters. Andy will start work at Grace Cathedral in early September. He remarks, “Coming to Grace Cathedral represents something of a homecoming for me, and I bring with me a great love for God, the Cathedral and the San Francisco Bay Area community, especially those most in need of our service and outreach.”

The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

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