The Very Reverend Barkley S. Thompson

Dean

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

Since February 2013, Barkley serves as the eighth dean and twentieth rector of historic downtown Christ Church Cathedral, the oldest church in Houston, Texas, and the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.  A vibrant, growing parish of 3,000 members, Christ Church has served for more than 175 years as a testament to the presence of God in the midst of the city.

Prior to Houston, Barkley saerved as the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Roanoke, Virginia.  Barkley began his vocation as rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Collierville, Tennessee (a suburb of Memphis).  A “re-start” parish that moved from the city to the suburbs, Holy Apostles grew 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 & TheologyThe Journal of Pastoral TheologyThe Anglican DigestThe Living Church, and Ratherview.   His first book, Elements of Grace, was published in December 2013 by Trinity Books.  Barkley also preaches and teaches around the country and serves on interfaith panels with leaders from other religious traditions.  Barkley chairs the boards of The Beacon, Houston’s largest empowerment day center for the homeless, and the Hines Center for Spirituality & Prayer.

Barkley earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & 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, Texas, on whose board of trustees he serves.  He is married to Jill, and they have two children.

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 children.

The Reverend Glenice Robinson-Como

The Rev. 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 Southern Methodist University, and a diploma of theological studies from the Seminary of the Southwest. She worked as a staff ombudsman with the Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging for ten years and worked in contract administration with the Department of Defense and with the Metropolitan Transit Authority in Southern California. She has served as chaplain to The Beacon and chaplain to the John Epps Chapter of United Black Episcopalians (UBE) and has been a mentor with Kids Hope USA. She is the chair of the Commission on Black Ministry, a member of the diversity committee at the Seminary of the Southwest, a board member of Amazing Place, and is a trained Veriditas labyrinth facilitator. Glenice is the author of a meditation in the book Yes!, Jesus Loves Me—31 Love Stories by Kathy H. Culmer and of 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, and a family dog, Chance.

The Reverend 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 Simón Bautista Betances

The Rev. Simón Bautista BetancesCanon Missioner for Latino Ministries and Outreach

Phone: 713-590-3337, Email: sbautista@christchurchcathedral.org

Simón Bautista was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. He was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1987 after obtaining his bachelor’s degree at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, and completing his theological studies at Seminary Saint Thomas of Aquinas, both in Santo Domingo. He later returned to teach philosophy at his alma mater. He served the Haitian immigrant community in the Dominican Republic for 12 years. During his ministry in the Dominican Republic, he served as pastor of two parishes and as the director of the National Center for Haitian Immigrants, a nonprofit run by the Roman Catholic Church. Simón has lived in the United States since 1993. In 2004, he was received into the Episcopal Church, serving as the Episcopal Diocese of Washington’s Canon for Latino Ministries before coming to the Cathedral in 2014. In addition, he serves as chaplain to the House of Bishops, a position he has held for five years. Simón is married to Amarilis Vargas and they have four children: María Teresa, Simón Antonio, María Leaquina, and Amarilis de los Ángeles-Lili.

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.