Contact Us

Cathedral Offices
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Main phone number: 713-222-2593

For emergency after-hours pastoral care, call 713-826-5332

Mailing Address
1117 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002-3183

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At Christ Church Cathedral, we embrace the role of welcoming people to our community.


Cathedral Guides

Valerie Meisel

Time : 30 minutes to 1 hour per month if scheduled that month

Cathedral guides and hosts offer tours and information about the Cathedral building — its history, stained glass windows, and architecture. A team of volunteers leads regular tours after the 11 o’clock Sunday service. 


Reception Committee

Minister for Community Life Bethany Podgorny 713-590-3307

Time : 34 hours per event, usually on a Sunday, six times per year

The Reception Committee adds a gracious touch of hospitality to Cathedral events and celebrations by hosting receptions for confirmation, Evensongs, and other special events as needed. The Reception Committee gathers to prepare and display delicious food following keystone events throughout the year, all while engaging in fellowship together. New members are always welcome to join the team and learn the hospitality traditions of cathedral receptions. Volunteer occasionally or on a regular basis. No experience necessary.


Welcome Team

Canon for Welcome and Evangelism Becky Zartman713-220-9766

Time : 2 hours per month if scheduled that month

Welcome Team members are of particular assistance to Cathedral guests, who often are first-time visitors navigating the church campus. Welcome Team members arrive 15 minutes before service and remain 15 minutes after service to work their shifts to greet newcomers and fellow parishioners as they arrive for and depart from worship service. They also assist parishioners at the Welcome/Information Table in Reynolds Hall. Being a Welcome Team member is a great way to get to know the people who share your church community and to create a warm and an inviting atmosphere.


Cathedral PALS (Peer Assistant Leadership Students)

Minister for Children and Families KariAnn Lessner 713-590-3323 

Time : 12 hours a month

The Cathedral PALS program offers an opportunity for high school students to serve as special friends in one of the childcare, Cathedral Godly Play, Rotation, or Lighthouse classrooms. PALS provide vital support to the Cathedral’s Sunday School while gaining service credit hours and leadership skills. A commitment to helping during the 10 a.m. Sunday Education Hour on a regular basis as well as a review of the diocesan Safe Church policy is required.

Annual Events

The Cathedral has many annual events and celebrations that are successful year after year because of our enthusiastic volunteers.

To volunteer for Chill & Grill, Boo Bash, Episcopal Night at the Astros, the Alternative Giving Market, Christmas at the Cathedral, May Fete, and many others, please see our Registrations page.