The Very Rev. John P. Downey is dean of the Cathedral of Saint Paul, a position he has held since 1987. Dean Downey is known across the church as an excellent preacher and teacher, a leader among Episcopal cathedral deans, and a champion of the Episcopal Church’s ability to reach out to the contemporary world with a generous-spirited Christianity, traditional liturgy and excellent music. Dean Downey is also canon theologian of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania and, with his wife, Sharon, is co-chair of the North American Cathedral Deans Conference. He is a native of Corry, PA and is a graduate of Grove City College and Seabury Western Theological Seminary. He has previously served at three other congregations in the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania: St. Laurences, Osceola Mills, Holy Trinity, Houtzdale and Grace Church, Ridgway.