The Rev. Mary Slenski comes to the cathedral in her fifth appointment as an interim rector. Previous to this appointment, she served as Interim Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, in Oak Park, Illinois. She finds transitions to be distinctive times in the life of a congregation and loves making space for the Holy Spirit to prepare a congregation for God’s preferred future. Dean Mary has a Master of Divinity from the Episcopal Divinity School, graduate work in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI, an MBA, and an undergraduate degree in engineering. She also loves playing with fabric, color, and pattern to create beautiful quilts whenever she can.