Dean Randy Hollerith

The Very Rev. Randolph “Randy” Marshall Hollerith was named the 11th Dean of Washington National Cathedral in 2016 after serving as rector of St. James’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va., for 16 years. He holds degrees from Dennison University and Yale Divinity School.

In his tenure at the Cathedral, Dean Hollerith has led the creation of a five-year strategic plan and reoriented the institution toward radical welcome and hospitality, with a particular focus on racial reconciliation and outreach to the nation’s veterans. Under his leadership, the Cathedral has seen growing attendance at worship, back-to-back budget surpluses and significant progress in ongoing repairs from the 2011 earthquake. In 2018, Dean Hollerith was named one of 21 Washingtonians to watch in the Washington City Paper’s annual People Issue.

Dean Hollerith is married to the Rev. Melissa Hollerith and is the proud father of two adult children. The Holleriths live on the Cathedral Close.