The Rev. Nancy E. Gossling has announced her decision to conclude her term as acting dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston on Jan. 6.
Bishop Alan M. Gates appointed Gossling to the position in February 2017 for an expected period of six to nine months while discernment and a search process got underway for a permanent successor to retired former dean Jep Streit.
"As the search has taken longer than I anticipated, Nancy has stayed on beyond our agreement and will have given us 11 months, for which I am deeply grateful," Gates said.
"Nancy has served tirelessly to use this interim period as a time for evaluating structural systems of organization at the cathedral. She has advanced our experience of using the cathedral’s renovated space for community and diocesan events, as a center for advocacy and in furtherance of the creative arts. She has extended gracious and orderly hospitality for diocesan events. Nancy has done all of these things during a time when she was also providing leadership as co-chair of the diocesan Mission Strategy Implementation Organizing Team," Gates said.
"I continue to discern the next right leader for the permanent position of cathedral dean, and will call upon other leadership as needed to bridge the period until that search is complete," he said.