The Rev. Canon Michael Wyatt, Ph.D.

Former Canon Theologian

The Rev. Canon Michael Wyatt joined the Cathedral’s senior
staff in the summer of 2001 in the position of director of programs in religious
education. Dr. Wyatt is developing a ministry of education that addresses the spiritual and faith needs of everyday living from a Christian perspective. His responsibilities focus particularly on outreach to seekers and those exploring religious education. He conceives and produces conferences, workshops and seminars
for ecumenical and interfaith constituencies that feature the work of diverse
scholars, authors and prominent Americans, and draw on the Cathedral’s
liturgical and historical resources.

Wyatt most recently served as dean of the Diocesan School of Theology
for the Diocese of Olympia and assistant dean at the School for Deacons in San
Francisco. He previously worked as associate rector for education at
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Seattle. In a career that includes an
abundance of teaching, he has taught at Antioch University and Seattle
University. Earlier clergy positions were Episcopal chaplain at San Francisco
State University and associate rector for education at St. Francis Episcopal
Church in San Francisco.

Wyatt’s educational background includes a Ph.D. in theology
at Emory University in Atlanta, an M.Div. (with distinction)
at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, and a B.S.
in education at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He was
installed as a canon of Washington National Cathedral on February 10, 2002.

Wyatt passed away in July 2009. He was remembered at Evensong on All Saints’ Day at the Cathedral and honored with the premiere of How Shall I Repay the Lord, composed by Michael McCarthy in his memory.

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