North American Deans Conference

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Save the Date | May 2-5, 2019

North American Deans,

It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you all to The Cathedral Church of St. Peter in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida for our 2019 Deans Conference.  Please save these dates! Registration is now open. The agenda and highlights of the weekend are available below. Check back here for further details!



Agenda and Highlights for the Weekend

We are excited to welcome you to the Cathedral for an engaging weekend. There are several fascinating talks as well as plenty of time to relax, connect with colleagues, and explore beautiful St. Petersburg.

The full agenda, along with biographies of our speakers, is available here. In the coming weeks, we will send out a request for people to indicate food preferences so that we can coordinate meals throughout the weekend. Be on the lookout for that email!


The Dali Museum


Sunset over downtown St. Petersburg


Vibrant nightlife in St. Petersburg


St. Petersburg Marina

Meet our Speakers

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The Rev. Canon Dr. Thomas Williams

Canon Theologian, Cathedral Church of St. Peter
Professor of Philosophy, University of South Florida

“The Theory and Practice of the Seven Deadly Sins: A Seriously Scholarly -- and Very Wicked -- Examination of a Subject on Which All of Us Are Experts.”

A full biography is available here.

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The Very Rev. Dr. John Shepherd

Interim Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome
Archbishop to Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See

“Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism, and Christian Unity in the Early 21st Century: Living Transparently in Our Diversity, Finding Common Ground”

A full biography is available here.


The Very Rev. Kurt Dunkle

Dean and President of The General Theological Seminary

The Very Rev. Kurt Dunkle will preach during the 10:15 am service on Sunday, May 5.


Travel and Accommodations

There are two airports conveniently located near St. Petersburg:
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Tampa International Airport (TPA).

A block of rooms has been reserved at Hotel Indigo in Downtown St. Petersburg. Please reference the North American Deans Conference when making your reservation.
Hotel Indigo | 727-822-4814

**As you are able, please book your hotel room promptly. Thank you!


Registration is open! Registration is $300/person. Please register and pay online here.