Join us in welcoming
The Rev. Dr. Gray Lesesne
as Dean & Rector
“The way that the Cathedral serves as a leader within our community directly affects the quality of life that my family, friends, neighbors, and I experience here on a daily basis.”
In January, 2021, we will welcome The Reverend Dr. Gray Lesesne as our next Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral Indianapolis. As Dean, Gray will lead the Cathedral into a new phase of our life together.
While we have benefited from Gray’s ministry in the past as our Canon and Senior Associate (2008-2015), this call is so much more than a reunion, as much has happened along the way. Gray’s presence and commitment to God’s work in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis has grown even deeper and more expansive. His unique experience of planting a new ministry, Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in nearby Brownsburg, has added a dimension of experience to the gifts we knew, and has brought with it many relationships that intertwine and intersect with the ministries of the Cathedral and the Diocese in meaningful ways.
This particular perspective of knowing us from within and without, combined with personal and professional qualities that fulfill the 13 aspects of leadership we identified as our priorities for choosing a Dean & Rector, make us confident that God has blessed us with the person we need as we look forward to a future together. In his words, Gray is ready to “lead with you in making an even more profound impact on our city, a place that we all love and call home.”
Gray with husband Ethan
Thank you, from your Search Committee
We’re so grateful to have been your ambassadors in this process. As a reminder, here is a brief recap of our journey, which we have taken joyfully, solemnly, and with a sense of great responsibility to you, the congregation, and with a constant invitation to the Holy Spirit to guide us in our work on your behalf.