6:00 PM Sunday Evening Prayer (in the chapel)
7:15 AM Holy Eucharist (in the chapel)
Location and Contact Information
Downtown Laramie, Wyoming
104 S 4th St.
Laramie, WY 82070
As we begin this journey to find a new dean, I would like to thank our current dean and wish him and Julie all of God’s blessings as they move on to their next adventure. As Dean Brian was gracious to give us plenty of notice before he leaves, we are able to define a well thought out search process.
It begins this week when Rev. Gary Jones returns to spend a month helping with the transition and to be with us while we envision the future for the Cathedral.
The next step is to have an interim dean beginning in September, to serve for six to nine months. Bishop Chandler is researching priests both inside and outside the diocese that might be a good fit. He will present his findings to the vestry in the near future.
This is where we are at this point. Your vestry is very dedicated and is prepared to lead us through the search for our next dean. We will continue to keep you informed as we move forward. If you have questions or suggestions please feel free to contact any of us.
Robbie Darnall, Senior Warden
Recent Updates on the Dean Transition
St. Matthew's Names the Rev. Jami Anderson as Interim Dean
With an enthusiastic recommendation from Bishop Paul-Gordon Chandler and unanimous approval by the vestry, we are delighted to announce that the Rev. Jami Anderson will serve as our Interim Dean at St. Matthew's Cathedral.
The Rev. Jami Anderson feels deeply rooted in the community of Laramie, Wyoming. Born while her father was a law student at the University of Wyoming there has always been a draw to being in Laramie. Most of her childhood was in Cody, Wyoming but Laramie was the place for many family visits as both great-grandparents and grand-parents lived there. A family cabin outside of Centennial remains as a centering and beloved site in Rev. Anderson’s life.
“I never dreamed I’d have the privilege and opportunity to serve and share in the life of the St. Matthew’s community in Laramie. It’s still amazing for me to think of it.”
Rev. Anderson received a BA from the University of Northern Colorado and a Masters degree in Education from the University of Wyoming, and then she and her husband John taught at the Wind River schools for several years. Later, while living in Kearney, Nebraska she attended and graduated from Seabury-Western Seminary (located at that time in Evanston, Illinois) and then served as the Rector of Episcopal churches in Holdrege and Arapahoe, Nebraska. In returning to Wyoming, she served as Rector at St. Andrew’s in the Pines in Pinedale for seven years, which included serving as the priest at St. John the Baptist in Big Piney for a couple of years as well.
She and John have four children, two sons and two daughters. Their oldest son Tad and his wife Brenna and two children live in Laramie. One of their two daughters lives in Denver, CO and the other in northern Montana. Their other son hopes to move to the Denver area soon coming from Oakland, California.
Both she and her husband look forward to moving to Laramie and taking part in the vibrant life of the church, plus the outdoor, cultural and educational opportunities found in the area.
Please contact our senior warden Robbie Darnall with any questions.