The Very Reverend Barkley S. Thompson

Barkley ThompsonDean

Phone: 713-590-3305, Email: bthompson@christchurchcathedral.org

The Very Rev. Barkley Stuart Thompson is the eighth dean and twentieth rector of Christ Church Cathedral. He experiences his priesthood primarily as a call to preach and teach, and he is passionate about urban, downtown ministry. Born and raised in Paragould, Ark., he has roots throughout the south, including family connections to Houston and to the Cathedral. He is married to Jill, and they have two children, Griffin and Eliza.

Prior to his arrival in Houston, Barkley served as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Va., from 2007–2013 and as rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Collierville, Tenn., (a suburb of Memphis) from 2003–2007. St. John’s is a historic, downtown congregation with a long tradition of community leadership and service. The flagship parish sponsors ministries for urban youth, the poor and the mentally disabled. Holy Apostles grew as a “restart parish” from 40 to over 400 members and constructed the first new Episcopal church in West Tennessee in over a decade.

Barkley is an avid writer and has published essays in The American Journal of Philosophy and Theology, The Journal of Pastoral Theology, The Anglican Digest, The Living Church, and Ratherview. He also preaches around the country, most recently in Montgomery, Ala., and at the “Men on Fire” preaching series at Christ Church in Greenwich, Conn. Barkley earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and religion, magna cum laude, from Hendrix College; a Master of Arts in religious studies from the University of Chicago; and a Master of Divinity from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees.

The Reverend Arthur A. Callaham

The Reverend Arthur A. CallahamCanon Vicar

Phone: 713-590-3309, Email: acallaham@christchurchcathedral.org

Art Callaham joined the Cathedral in 2014 after five years as rector of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church in Lufkin. Prior to that, he served at St. James Episcopal Church and Academy in Monkton, Md. He received his Master of Divinity degree from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech.

As canon vicar, Art oversees the ministry staff of the Cathedral and coordinates adult formation.

Art and his wife, Erica have two small children Hannah and Aaron.

The Reverend James C. McGill

Jim McGillCanon Missioner

Phone: 713-590-3328 Email: jimm@christchurchcathedral.org

Jim McGill was born a Texan and an Episcopalian in Dallas. The middle of five children of a veteran Senior Warden and a Church Secretary, he left for the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, in 1969. He graduated in 1973 and served in the Army for 12 years serving in Germany and Oklahoma, as well as at Ft. Hood and Ft. Bliss here in Texas. Jim graduated from the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee in 1991. He served as deacon and then priest at St. Peter’s, Pasadena, until 1994 when he became Rector of St. Paul’s, Houston. Jim joined the Cathedral staff on January 1, 2005; he serves as Canon Missioner, overseeing the Mission, Outreach and Social Justice work of the Cathedral. He speaks fluent Spanish and passable German. He serves also as pastor to the Cathedral’s Spanish-speaking congregation. He is married to Beth, and they have two grown children and (so far) five grandchildren.

The Reverend Glenice Robinson-Como

Glenice Robinson-ComoCanon Pastor

Phone: 713-590-3319, Email: gcomo@christchurchcathedral.org

Glenice Robinson-Como is a native Virginian and received her B.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University, her M.Div. from Perkins School of Theology at SMU and a Diploma of Theological Studies from the Seminary of the Southwest. She has worked as a Staff Ombudsman with the Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging for ten years, and in Contract Administration with the Department of Defense and with the Metropolitan Transit Authority in Southern California. She serves as Chaplain for the John Epps Chapter of United Black Episcopalians (UBE), is a member of the Commission on Black Ministry and a mentor for Kids Hope USA. Glenice is the author of a meditation in the book Yes!, Jesus Loves Me—31 Love Stories, by Kathy H. Culmer, and a prayer entitled, “The Least of These” in the book Lifting Women’s Voices, Prayers to Change the World, which addresses the themes of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. Glenice is married to Paul L. Como and they have two children, Paulie and Dominique.

The Rev. Genevieve T. Razim

The Rev. Genevieve T. RazimCanon for Welcome and Evangelism

Phone: 713-220-9766, E-mail: grazim@christchurchcathedral.org

The Reverend Canon Genevieve Razim is a native Texan and has called Austin, Dallas and Houston “home.” She was baptized as an infant in the Episcopal Church because when her parents were seeking a church home, the people of St. Timothy’s, Lake Jackson, were kind and welcoming. That attitude of inclusion caused her parents to join the Episcopal Church and now, many years later, Genevieve is a second-generation woman priest, her mother having been ordained in 1988.

Canon Razim holds a Master of Divinity (cum laude) with Anglican Studies Certificate from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from the University of North Texas. Prior to her ministry at the Cathedral, Genevieve served as associate rector at Palmer Memorial (Houston) and Trinity (The Woodlands). Her various diocesan leadership roles include president of the Standing Committee and chair of the 2013 Sharing Faith Dinners.

Genevieve is married to attorney Edward Razim and together they have two sons. As a family, they enjoy board games, cooking, dinner parties and the adventure of travel.

The Reverend Betty Conrad Adam

Betty AdamResident Canon Theologian

Phone: 713-217-1345, Email: bcadam@christchurchcathedral.org

Betty Conrad Adam, a native Houstonian, has served at the Cathedral since 1992, currently as Resident Canon Theologian and Spiritual Director of Brigid’s Place. Canon Adam is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin. She holds an M.A. in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. and PhD in philosophy from Rice University. Formerly assistant professor in the philosophy department at the University of St. Thomas and lay chaplain at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, she was ordained priest in 1991 after completing her Masters of Divinity at the Houston Graduate School of Theology and receiving a Certificate of Individual Theological Studies from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest. In 1995, she was a recipient of a Merrill Fellowship and attended the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. Canon Adam is married to William Kendall Adam. They have two grown sons, Mark and Michael.

The Reverend John A. Logan, Jr.

John LoganCanon Emeritus

Phone: 713-520-6444

Canon Logan is a native central Texan, having been born in LaGrange in 1928. He received his B.A. and LL.B from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia in 1953 and an M.A. from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1979. He has served churches in Austin, Waco, and Houston, and as chaplain at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston. In 1981 he came to the Cathedral as Canon Pastor, later becoming Canon and Sub Dean of the Cathedral and Acting Dean in 1991. He served in that position until a new dean was found in 1992. During his time at the Cathedral, he authored the book Dowered with Gifts: The Second Quarter of the Second Century of Christ Church Cathedral. After leaving the Cathedral in 1996, he served The Rt. Rev. Claude E. Payne until 2000 as Canon to the Ordinary. He retired in September of 2000 and was named Canon Emeritus of the Diocese where he continues to serve. He returned to the Cathedral at the end of November 2000 and was named Canon Emeritus of the Cathedral by Dean Reynolds. Canon Logan assists the dean, as needed, with worship services and adult education.

The Reverend Edward L. Stein

Ed SteinAssisting Priest

Phone: 713-590-3307, Email: edstein@christchurchcathedral.org

Canon Stein attended the University of the South, in Sewanee, Tenn., and the Virginia Theological Seminary, in Alexandria, Va. He was ordained a Priest on June 19, 1973. He is a native Houstonian and grew up at Christ Church Cathedral. He has served as Assistant Rector and Acting Rector at St. Martin’s, as the Episcopal Chaplain at Rice University, and as Rector of St. Bede’s Chapel, Autry House. He served as Canon Precentor at the Cathedral from 2000 until his retirement in 2013.

Eileen O’Brien

The Rev. Eileen E. O'BrienCurate

Phone: 713-590-3300, Email: eobrien@christchurchcathedral.org

Eileen O’Brien first joined the Cathedral staff as Director of Youth Ministries in 2006, and she is delighted to return as a curate, having received her M.Div. cum laude from Virginia Theological Seminary in May 2014. Her primary work will be with the growing Spanish-speaking community at the Cathedral.

While Eileen is neither a native Texan nor a cradle Episcopalian, she is grateful to have called Houston home since her years at Rice University, where she received a B.A. in Spanish (literature) in 2003. Before joining the Cathedral in 2006, she worked with at-risk youth and young adults through Youth Advocates, and she served as Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Waco. At the Cathedral, Eileen worked with Youth and Young Adult Ministries, the Cathedral Urban Service Experience (CUSE) program, and the Cathedral’s mission programs. Most recently, she has served the Spanish-speaking congregation at St. Stephen and the Incarnation in Washington, D.C., as a seminarian, and she piloted an ecumenical Sunday School program in Centreville, Va., with Wellspring UCC, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Fairfax Chinese Christian Church. Eileen is married to Connor Parker.