Lexington’s Christ Church Episcopal names ex-National Cathedral leader as dean, rector

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Rev. Canon Carol L. Wade, former canon precentor at the National Cathedral in Washington, will be the new dean and rector at Lexington's historic Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral. She is the first woman to hold either position at the downtown church.

Wade will assume her new duties in September. Her selection was announced at both worship services at Christ Church on Sunday.

"I am overjoyed," Wade said in a telephone interview. "I cannot tell you how much I look forward to partnering with the wonderfully gifted people at the cathedral and working with the diocese, the people of Lexington and beyond.

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1. TomRightmyer wrote:

Clerical Directory has born 12/14/1955, parents not listed, only degree listed is MDiv Yale no date, Deacon June 03 Priest January 04 Bp Talton of L A, Asst Christ Church New Haven 03-04, Asst Washington Cathedral 05-. No spouse or children listed. Age 48 at ordination.

June 26, 10:34 pm | [comment link]
2. Statmann wrote:

I noticed the same strange bio but I only had the 2005 Edition. But then I checked the bio info in the Lexington and National websites and found no added info. Very strange, especially for one with such a meteoric advancement: priest to Dean in just 7 years!  In my military days, we called them “fast burners” and would know all about them.  Statmann     An afterthought: is someone without parents a true vegetarian?

June 27, 1:47 pm | [comment link]
3. paradoxymoron wrote:

I googled like crazy her name with the words “partner” “spouse” “lesbian” and finally “husband” and I found out, to my surprise, that she’s married. . . .(wait for it!) . . . . to a man!  (or someone identified as a husband, although the article did not include anatomical proof.)

June 27, 2:13 pm | [comment link]
4. evan miller wrote:

Poor Christ Church.  I remember it from my youth when the diocese of Lexington was still a Christian entity.  Then came +Sauls…, and the rot continues.  I seriously doubt there’s an orthodox parish left in the diocese.

June 27, 2:42 pm | [comment link]
5. Cennydd13 wrote:

Judging from my past experience with one of Sauls’ priests, whose name I will not mention, when he was at my former parish in the Bay Area, I’m quite sure there are in fact no orthodox parishes in the Diocese of Lexington.

June 28, 1:15 am | [comment link]
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