The Vestry oversees the fiscal and operational health of the parish. It is comprised of 15 elected members that serve three-year terms and is lead by the Senior Warden and the Dean. The Junior Warden is the chair of the Building and Grounds committee, which is joined by the Finance Committee and the Mission and Ministry Committee, the leaders of which form the Warden’s Committee. The vestry meets once a month and each member is part of a committee and works with one of the councils to ensure a strong path of communication.
To be voted on at the Annual Parish Meeting on January 24.
Nominated for three-year terms:
Consuelo Bravo became a member of Christ Church Cathedral in 2007. She is a leader of the Latino congregation and served on the Visioning Task Force in 2013. Bravo recently retired after 28 years of cooking and serving food to schoolchildren as an employee of Houston Independent School District Food Services. She now enjoys preparing delicious meals to serve at the Cathedral’s special events. Bravo is a proud mother of six and grandmother of 16.
Robin Bullington has been at the Cathedral since 1991. She has previously served on the Adult Formation Council, as co-chair of the Youth Ministries Council, and as co-chair (with her husband, Mike) of the Every Member Canvass. She has served on the Unity in Mission Task Force and is currently on the Alternative Worship Task Force. Bullington is a psychologist who works with families and adolescents. She and Mike have two adult sons, Clark and Ross.
Jim Hudson was raised in the Diocese of Dallas. He transferred to the Cathedral after moving to Houston in 1998, choosing it because of its history, size, and programs. Hudson has been involved in various programs at the Cathedral, mostly in relation to his children, who range in age from 7 to 23. He has chaired the Children’s Ministry Council and the May Fete Committee, and for years he has helped to prepare children’s worship bags for Sunday services.
Catherine Randall was raised in the Episcopal Church in Austin and joined Christ Church Cathedral in 2002. She has served on the Children’s Ministry Council and the May Fete Committee, and for the past three years has chaired the May Fete luncheon. Randall was a fourth-grade Sunday School teacher for five years and currently serves as a support teacher for the third grade. She and her husband, Will, have three children, Sam (12), Elizabeth (10), and Fairfax (9).
Floyd Robinson first joined Christ Church Cathedral in 1979, but moved to the Virgin Islands a few years later. He returned in 1999 and has been at the Cathedral ever since, serving as a Sunday School teacher, singing in the Cathedral Choir, and sitting on the board of Compass. He even once played the role of God in a play at the Cathedral directed by Sandy Havens. Robinson is the assistant vice president for student health and wellness at the University of Houston.
To be voted on at the Annual Parish Meeting on January 18.
Nominated for three-year terms:
Chris Alexander is a lifelong Episcopalian and has attended Christ Church since moving to Houston in 2002. Chris and his family have enjoyed the community of the Cathedral and embraced many of its missions, particularly The Beacon. Chris brings with him skills of collaboration, listening, and cooperation from years of volunteering on community boards. He and his wife, Harriet, have three daughters, Rebecca (19), Annie (17), and Meg (11).
Linnet Deily has been a member of the Cathedral since 2010. She served on the recent Search Committee and also is a member of the Adult Formation Council. She has chaired the Diocesan Standing Committee and currently serves as the executive chair of the newly formed Episcopal Health Foundation. Linnet was the U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization from 2001–2005 and now is a member of the board of directors of Chevron and Honeywell.
Elizabeth Goza was confirmed at the Cathedral in 2006. She is a member of the Exploring the Connections class and served as co-chair of the Justice & Peace Council in 2014. Elizabeth grew up as a Southern Baptist and attended Catholic schools. She is a project manager at JPMorgan Chase, where she has worked for 23 years. She and her husband, Don, have been happily married for 17 years, and their children, Merrell and Paul, are active members in EYC.
Bob Richter has been a member of the Cathedral since 1987. He is heavily involved in lay ministry and with the Altar Guild, of which he was director from 2012–2013. He has served as usher chairman, as an alternate delegate to the 148th Diocesan Council, and as a member of the Pastoral Care and Adult Formation Councils. Bob has also served as a Kids Hope mentor and Beacon volunteer, and he is co-founder of the Men’s Breakfast Club.
Michelle Ruch and her husband, Tim, were married at Christ Church Cathedral in 1996. She has served on the board of directors of The Beacon as well as on The Beacon’s finance committee and the Children’s Ministry Council at the Cathedral. Michelle and Tim have three children, Mason (15), Lilly (11), and Travis (6). Michelle is the director of trading at Salient Partners, an asset management firm in Houston.
To be voted on at the Annual Parish Meeting on January 19.
Nominated for three-year terms:
Victoria Cawley grew up in Somerset, England, coming to the U.S. in 1975 and to Houston in 1980. She came to the Cathedral in 1986, and joined as a member in 1989 after marrying her late husband, Scott. She has served on the Membership & Evangelism and Pastoral Care councils. Victoria joined the Altar Guild in 1995 and served as director in 2002 and 2010. Victoria is a registered nurse at Memorial Hermann TMC in the Heart and Vascular Institute.
Wayne Clawater has been a member of the Cathedral since 1980. He has previously served on the vestry and as chair of the Every Member Canvass. Wayne is managing partner of the law firm Shepherd, Scott, Clawater & Houston, L.L.P., and has an active civil trial practice. He has been married to Hollee Hedge Clawater for 32 years, and the Clawaters have two daughters, Jean Rose Clawater Cross (29) and Grace Clawater Doramus (26).
Christopher McCord and his wife, Scottie, joined the Cathedral in 2007 after a move from Chicago. Christopher is a native Houstonian and grew up in the Episcopal Church. He serves on the Stewardship Council and is a volunteer at The Beacon. The McCords have three children, Topher (6), Philippa (3) and Gillian (2 months). Christopher is a partner at Healthcare Growth Partners, an investment bank that advises healthcare technology companies.
Whitney Ogle has been a member of the Cathedral for 17 years. She has been a member of the Altar Guild since 2008 and has taught the three-year-old’s Sunday School class for the past nine years. She has served on the May Fete committee and the Children’s Ministry Council and is currently a member of the Stewardship Council. She and her husband, Rick, served as chairs of the 2014 Every Member Canvass. The Ogles have two daughters, Blake (13) and Quinn (11).
Charlie Prioleau is a cradle Episcopalian and a member of the Cathedral since 1992. He has served on the recent Search Committee and as an endowment trustee. He was also on the Stewardship Council and chaired the 2004 Every Member Canvass. Charlie retired from banking in 2008 and co-founded an energy company that was sold in 2010. He continues to be active in finance. Charlie is married to Mimi and is the father of Carolyn and Wilson.