The Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt, Jr. was Canon Educator and Director of programs in Spirituality and Religious Education at the Cathedral. Dr. Schmidt designed and produced workshops and seminars for ecumenical and interfaith constituencies, and he both developed and oversaw the programmatic work and daily operations of the Cathedral Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage.
Before coming to the Cathedral, Dr. Schmidt served as special assistant to the President and Provost of La Salle University in Philadelphia and as a Fellow of the American Council on Education. From 1994-5, he lived in Jerusalem, where he was Dean of St George‘s College and Residentiary Canon of the Cathedral Church of St. George the Martyr. He had also served in numerous parishes, including St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harrisburg, Penn., and, more recently, All Saints Episcopal Church in Hershey, PA.
Dr. Schmidt had also been an associate professor of New Testament Studies at Oxford University and tutor at Keble College, Oxford. He is the author of numerous published articles, including 44 entries in Doubleday‘s Anchor Bible Dictionary as well as articles in Feminist Theology, The Scottish Journal of Theology, and Plumbline. He is also the author of A Still Small Voice: Women, Ordination, and the Church.