Tim Dwyer Candidate for Warden (2nd term) 2-year term Tim Dwyer started coming to the Cathedral when his family moved into the neighborhood in the Fall of 2004.  Since then, has served as a member of the Vestry (and occasional Warden) on and off, and has also served as Head Usher.  He is a member of the Laymen's Club.  Tim and his husband Marc are the proud parents of Sophie and Caroline, both of whom have lent their voices to the Cathedral Choristers for the past several years. 

Tim Dwyer

Candidate for Warden (2nd term)
2-year term

Tim Dwyer started coming to the Cathedral when his family moved into the neighborhood in the Fall of 2004.  Since then, has served as a member of the Vestry (and occasional Warden) on and off, and has also served as Head Usher.  He is a member of the Laymen's Club.  Tim and his husband Marc are the proud parents of Sophie and Caroline, both of whom have lent their voices to the Cathedral Choristers for the past several years. 

Bob Deming Candidate for Vestry (2nd term) Class of 2021 I seek my second term on the vestry. My first three years have been positive: I have stepped into assorted roles as needed and have enjoyed the opportunity to work with others. I have been a faithful attendee of the 9:00 AM service at St. John the Divine for 25 years, and have served in the roles of usher and reader. Presently, Paula Gifford McKenzie and I are co-heads of the ushers at 9 AM. Prior to moving to Manhattan, I was a member of All Saint’s Anglican Episcopal Church in Sunnyside, Queens. Prior to that, I was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, where I was confirmed as a teenager. My grandfather was a Congregational minister, and my father spent the first ten years of his life in India because his father served as a missionary there. I grew up in the Episcopal Church, which was the denomination of my mother. My wife is a Roman Catholic, and she occasionally comes to the Cathedral. Our daughter was baptized and confirmed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. She is presently in her second year of college. I studied locally at Teachers College, Columbia University, receiving a Master of Arts Degree in Elementary Education in 1987 and Doctor of Education Degree in Curriculum and Teaching in 1996. I taught for 27 years at P.S. 85 in Long Island City Queens, mostly in the subject area of technology, and retired as of June 2014. I continue to teach workshops to graduate students at Teachers College to use software for qualitative data analysis which I have done for 20 years, and to teach children at Long Island University Center for Gifted Youth which I have done for 15 years. I look forward, if elected, to continue working on the vestry and in so doing support the congregation during this period of transition.

Bob Deming

Candidate for Vestry (2nd term)
Class of 2021

I seek my second term on the vestry. My first three years have been positive: I have stepped into assorted roles as needed and have enjoyed the opportunity to work with others. I have been a faithful attendee of the 9:00 AM service at St. John the Divine for 25 years, and have served in the roles of usher and reader. Presently, Paula Gifford McKenzie and I are co-heads of the ushers at 9 AM.

Prior to moving to Manhattan, I was a member of All Saint’s Anglican Episcopal Church in Sunnyside, Queens. Prior to that, I was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, where I was confirmed as a teenager.

My grandfather was a Congregational minister, and my father spent the first ten years of his life in India because his father served as a missionary there. I grew up in the Episcopal Church, which was the denomination of my mother. My wife is a Roman Catholic, and she occasionally comes to the Cathedral. Our daughter was baptized and confirmed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. She is presently in her second year of college.

I studied locally at Teachers College, Columbia University, receiving a Master of Arts Degree in Elementary Education in 1987 and Doctor of Education Degree in Curriculum and Teaching in 1996. I taught for 27 years at P.S. 85 in Long Island City Queens, mostly in the subject area of technology, and retired as of June 2014. I continue to teach workshops to graduate students at Teachers College to use software for qualitative data analysis which I have done for 20 years, and to teach children at Long Island University Center for Gifted Youth which I have done for 15 years.

I look forward, if elected, to continue working on the vestry and in so doing support the congregation during this period of transition.

Frederick Wherry Candidate for Vestry (1st term) Class of 2021 I serve in the Acolyte Guild and was baptized and confirmed on March 26, 2016 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Canon Pastor and Vicar Vicki Sirota led me through Via Media and inspired me to become more involved in the church community. Outside of the Cathedral I am a (full) professor of sociology at Princeton University and previously served on the faculty at Yale, Columbia, and Michigan. I also serve on the Community Development Research Advisory Council for the Boston Federal Reserve and the Advisory Board for the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business (Birmingham, UK). I volunteer as a Selector for the Luce Scholars Program and serve as the 2018 president of the Social Science History Association as well as chair of the Economic Sociology section of the American Sociological Association. I have served on the Board of Trustees at The Asheville School and as a board member of Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas (Latin American Cultural Roots) in Philadelphia. I hope to honor our sacred texts and our meaningful Anglican traditions as we build a welcoming and dynamic community of faith. I grew up in Rock Hill, SC with my twin sister and four other brothers. I am married to James B. Furst.

Frederick Wherry

Candidate for Vestry (1st term)
Class of 2021

I serve in the Acolyte Guild and was baptized and confirmed on March 26, 2016 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Canon Pastor and Vicar Vicki Sirota led me through Via Media and inspired me to become more involved in the church community.

Outside of the Cathedral I am a (full) professor of sociology at Princeton University and previously served on the faculty at Yale, Columbia, and Michigan. I also serve on the Community Development Research Advisory Council for the Boston Federal Reserve and the Advisory Board for the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business (Birmingham, UK). I volunteer as a Selector for the Luce Scholars Program and serve as the 2018 president of the Social Science History Association as well as chair of the Economic Sociology section of the American Sociological Association. I have served on the Board of Trustees at The Asheville School and as a board member of Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas (Latin American Cultural Roots) in Philadelphia.

I hope to honor our sacred texts and our meaningful Anglican traditions as we build a welcoming and dynamic community of faith. I grew up in Rock Hill, SC with my twin sister and four other brothers. I am married to James B. Furst.

 
Meryl Marcus Candidate for Vestry (1st term, served previously) Class of 2021 I’ve attended services and events at the Cathedral since the late 1970s.  I grew up in the NYC area, earned a BA in Music and History at SUNY, and an MPA at NYU.  After starting my career in NYC, I moved to Philadelphia for a number of years, returning to New York about 10 years ago.  It was wonderful to be near the Cathedral again.  I soon joined the Congregation, became a Lay Eucharistic Minister, and volunteered in other ways.  I’ve served as subdeacon and was a member of the choir.  I’ve also served on the Vestry, and currently I’m on the Board of Governors of the Laymen’s Club.  In my professional life, I’m director of administration and finance for the Religion Department at Columbia University.  Prior to my current job, I worked in academic and clinical health care in NY and PA for many years – plus a six year detour into special events management at the University of Pennsylvania.  When not at work or at the Cathedral, I volunteer with music and arts organizations, including Pete Seeger’s Walkabout Clearwater Chorus.  I hope to once again have the opportunity to serve the Congregation as a member of the Vestry.

Meryl Marcus

Candidate for Vestry (1st term, served previously)
Class of 2021

I’ve attended services and events at the Cathedral since the late 1970s.  I grew up in the NYC area, earned a BA in Music and History at SUNY, and an MPA at NYU.  After starting my career in NYC, I moved to Philadelphia for a number of years, returning to New York about 10 years ago.  It was wonderful to be near the Cathedral again.  I soon joined the Congregation, became a Lay Eucharistic Minister, and volunteered in other ways.  I’ve served as subdeacon and was a member of the choir.  I’ve also served on the Vestry, and currently I’m on the Board of Governors of the Laymen’s Club. 

In my professional life, I’m director of administration and finance for the Religion Department at Columbia University.  Prior to my current job, I worked in academic and clinical health care in NY and PA for many years – plus a six year detour into special events management at the University of Pennsylvania. 

When not at work or at the Cathedral, I volunteer with music and arts organizations, including Pete Seeger’s Walkabout Clearwater Chorus.  I hope to once again have the opportunity to serve the Congregation as a member of the Vestry.

Barbara Whiteman-Hull Candidate for Vestry (2nd term) Class of 2021 My name is Barbara Whiteman-Hull and I have had the honor of serving on the vestry for the past three years. In a time of marked transitions at the Congregation of Saint Saviour, I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the officers and members of the Vestry to address the particular needs of our Congregation. I look forward to my continued engagement as a Lay Reader as well as other opportunities for service. I continue on a spiritual journey greatly enhanced by being a part of the Congregation of Saint Saviour and the Cathedral community. I feel called to continue my engagement with the Vestry, in part, because of the importance of stability at this time of transition. In addition to my role as wife, mother and grandmother, I am a science educator who currently serves a mentor and coach to new and experienced teachers in the South Bronx, facilitating the transition into teaching for new teachers and providing targeted, job embedded support for experienced teachers. As a member of the vestry, I will work to support the mission and work of the Congregation of Saint Savior. I intend to support the educational programs at the Cathedral and reach out to those who pass through our doors, to enquirers as well as members and friends to sustain a sense of community among us. I intend to accomplish this by simple gestures: warm welcomes, smiles, hellos, actively participating in the life of the church and service through worship and outreach. I ask for your continued support as I advance my candidacy to continue serving as a Vestry member for the Congregation of Saint Saviour.

Barbara Whiteman-Hull

Candidate for Vestry (2nd term)
Class of 2021

My name is Barbara Whiteman-Hull and I have had the honor of serving on the vestry for the past three years. In a time of marked transitions at the Congregation of Saint Saviour, I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the officers and members of the Vestry to address the particular needs of our Congregation. I look forward to my continued engagement as a Lay Reader as well as other opportunities for service.

I continue on a spiritual journey greatly enhanced by being a part of the Congregation of Saint Saviour and the Cathedral community. I feel called to continue my engagement with the Vestry, in part, because of the importance of stability at this time of transition.

In addition to my role as wife, mother and grandmother, I am a science educator who currently serves a mentor and coach to new and experienced teachers in the South Bronx, facilitating the transition into teaching for new teachers and providing targeted, job embedded support for experienced teachers.

As a member of the vestry, I will work to support the mission and work of the Congregation of Saint Savior. I intend to support the educational programs at the Cathedral and reach out to those who pass through our doors, to enquirers as well as members and friends to sustain a sense of community among us. I intend to accomplish this by simple gestures: warm welcomes, smiles, hellos, actively participating in the life of the church and service through worship and outreach.

I ask for your continued support as I advance my candidacy to continue serving as a Vestry member for the Congregation of Saint Saviour.