Harvey Bale

After retiring in 2008 from nearly forty years of life as an international economist in government, industry, and academia—living and working for fifteen years overseas, I recently completed a Master’s degree in theology and biblical interpretation at Virginia Theological Seminary. When Carolyn and I returned and settled permanently in Washington we joined the Cathedral Congregation. I also became a volunteer in: literacy, Christian formation, ushering, and assisting at services as a lay reader and chalice bearer and participated in a Cathedral pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I have served on the Cathedral Scholar’s Program Advisory Committee and have tutored local adults and young people. I am also a Cathedral Docent. The Cathedral is a unique sacred place that offers many paths to worship God and to grow in faith and understanding—from the sacred services, to study, and to contemplation in the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage.

Harvey was elected to the position of Lay Member of the Standing Committee at the 2015 Diocesan Convention.

Recent courses facilitated by Harvey include: A Lenten Study of Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians; Wisdom and the Book of Ecclesiastes; The Book of Revelation; and “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for”: Letter to the Hebrews. Harvey is co-chair of the Christian Formation Committee.