Dr. Ken Myrie

Ken Myrie graduated from the University of Michigan, where he earned his PhD in human genetics. He manages a scientific research portfolio of infectious and pulmonary diseases for the Veteran Administration. He has been a member of the Cathedral since 2003, sharing his gifts and talents in a variety of Cathedral ministries including as Lector and Communion minister, Eucharistic visitor, and as a member of the Cathedral 20s&30s. One of the most profoundly inspiring moments Ken has experienced at the Cathedral was the All Souls liturgy at the High Altar in 2009: the opening Gregorian chant, the sublime text of the FauréRequiem, plumes of incense rising from the altar, and echoes of Sanctus, Sanctus all combined to make him feel as if he were being baptized and set apart again. With the incense climbing the Cathedral columns he thought of Isaiah’s dream— his vision of God in the temple—and that potent question: “Whom shall I send?” (Isaiah 6). The pivots of the Cathedral did not shake but this liturgy spoke to him of the certainty that God is with us all the days of our lives, even in the valley of death—and brought him peace and healing.