Michelle Dibblee joined the Cathedral in July 2016 as the Interim Director of Programs. She became the Director of Cathedral Programs in August 2016. She leads the Cathedral’s civic and community activity, including advocacy initiatives on veterans and racial justice, interfaith events and the Second Sundays series on faith and public life. She partners with artists to bring art exhibits, films, and speakers to the Cathedral for a diverse array of spiritual and creative endeavors, including “Seeing Deeper.”
She comes to the Cathedral with more than 15 years of nonprofit and community organizing experience in Minnesota, New York City, and Washington, D.C.. During Minnesota’s historic 2012 campaign for marriage equality, she supported 5 field teams around the state to train thousands of volunteers to have conversations about the freedom to marry. In Washington, she co-founded the local chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a national network organizing white people for racial justice as part of a multi-racial movement.
Michelle lives in the District with her wife, the Rev. Michele Morgan, priest in charge at St. Mark’s on Capitol Hill. She attends St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church.