As a college student, Amy McCreath studied politics and Russian studies with thoughts of working to help end the Cold War through a career in the State Department. But her concept of how she might best serve others changed when she became absorbed in learning about another intractable problem of the 1980s: apartheid in South Africa. South African Bishop Desmond Tutu’s efforts to create a just society in his nation inspired McCreath to enter the Episcopal priesthood.
So McCreath entered the Episcopal seminary and, following leadership roles at the parish and diocesan levels and a posting as Episcopal Chaplain at MIT, the Very Rev. Amy McCreath was named dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in 2018.