The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

Dean

The Very Rev. Randolph ‘Randy’ Marshall Hollerith began his tenure as the 11th Dean of Washington National Cathedral on Aug. 15, 2016. Prior to his call at the Cathedral, Hollerith served as rector of St. James’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va.,  for 16 years, where he doubled the parish budget, facilitated the growth of the largest mission program in the Diocese of Virginia, and dramatically expanded both the size and participation in St. James’s outreach ministries.

Prior to his service at St. James’s, Hollerith served as rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Savannah, Ga., and as assistant rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond.

Hollerith graduated from St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Va., Denison University and received his Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School. His wife, Melissa, is also an Episcopal priest and served as a chaplain at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond. Together, the Holleriths bring a commitment to Episcopal schools that will increase collaboration between the Cathedral and the three schools on the Cathedral Close.

Hollerith, who grew up in nearby Alexandria, Va., often visited the Cathedral as a boy during its construction and his family has longstanding ties to the institution. His great grandmother was present in 1907 when the foundation stone was laid by President Theodore Roosevelt, and also in 1932 for the first worship service in the fully completed Great Choir.

Hollerith oversees an institution that functions as a national church dedicated to serving the country and its many faith traditions; a national treasure, dedicated to serving visitors and pilgrims; the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, dedicated to serving the diocese, the three schools on the Cathedral Close, and its worshiping community; and a convener, dedicated to create programming to bring people together in conversation and partnership.

 

past cathedral appearances

Sermon: The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

October 6, 2018

National Acolyte Festival

Sermon: The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

September 23, 2018

Pentecost XVIII, Cathedral Day

Sermon: The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

September 2, 2018

Pentecost XV

Sermon: The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

August 5, 2018

Pentecost XI: We need to ask God to help us see the people with whom we vehemently disagree as beloved, the way God sees them as beloved

Dean Hollerith: Why Are You Still Afraid?

June 24, 2018

Pentecost V: In Jesus we have the living embodiment of love itself. He is our hope, our place to stand, our source for good, our source of love.

Sermon: The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

April 29, 2018

Easter V

Sermon: The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

April 1, 2018

Easter Day Festive Holy Eucharist

Sermon: The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

March 11, 2018

Lent IV

Sermon: The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

January 28, 2018

Epiphany IV: The problem is that some of us are so confident that our position is God’s position that we become dismissive and intolerant of others. When that happens, we are no longer part of the solution, we are now a very big source of the problem.

Sermon: The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

January 7, 2018

Epiphany I: The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Sermon: The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

December 25, 2017

Christmas Day

Homily: The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

December 23, 2017

Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols