Next Century Vision Committee Members

The Rev. Mary Carson

Dianne Ebbs (Co-chair)

Garrett Gerard

Mary Grover

Clark Handy

Rabbi Abie Ingber

Jack Jose

Tom Kent (Co-chair)

Mary Carol Melton

Bailey Miller

Ro Morsby

Ethan Nichols

Derek Peebles

Roxanne Qualls

Judith Robinson

Olden Warren

Clergy: The Very Rev. Gail E. Greenwell,
The Rev. Canon Paul B. Williams

Consultant: The Rev. Libby Berman

Let’s Talk About Our Next Century Vision

 

The Next Century Vision is an effort from the cathedral to identify ways that the Church can continue to grow and serve those within and outside of our walls.

A steering team for this initiative was seated in April of 2019. Since then, the team has identified objectives and milestones that has helped to inform the process for imagining the cathedral’s next century.

Throughout the fall of 2019, the steering team scheduled a series of  “listening sessions” to offer a space where our whole community (both inside and outside of our cathedral walls) could gather and share its hopes and dreams for what the cathedral’s future might look like. The questions asked: Is there a program you deeply love and would like to see supported in the future? Is there a segment of our population that you feel is underserved? Are there ways you feel that Christ Church Cathedral can continue to serve as a resource in the city of Cincinnati and beyond? The bottom line: The committee sought to learn what those who live in our city and who are part of our diocese yearn for and aspire to, then pray about ways to go forward, and make our plans for the next decade.

The Next Century Vision Team respectfully presented its findings during three (3) Town Hall meetings, after a year of listening sessions with over 253 individuals associated with Christ Church Cathedral, the Diocese, or resident in our community.

Here is an overview of their process:

  • 24 Listening Sessions and individual responses over a four-month period
  • The process took one year and involved over 25 people as team members and listening session facilitators, and an outside consultant from the Episcopal Church Foundation

The final recommendations following these sessions fell into five areas:

  1. “Our People”
  2. “Our Spirituality”
  3. “Our Diocese”
  4. “Our City”
  5. “The Work we do outside of Christ Church Cathedral”

Resources: First Virtual Town Hall, October 25

Resources: Second Virtual Town Hall, November 1

Resources: Third Virtual Town Hall, November 8