Cathedral Staff

Precentor

The Rev. Canon Carol L. Wade

Carol Wade

Carol Wade

The Rev. Canon Carol L. Wade is responsible for each of the approximately 2000 services that take place in Washington National Cathedral each year. Appointed by Cathedral dean Sam Lloyd in 2005, Carol designs the liturgy and oversees the work of musicians, worship staff and volunteers for services such as the investiture and installation of Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori, the funeral of President Gerald R. Ford, the Cathedral’s Centennial celebrations, and its Convocation on Global Poverty as well as for regularly scheduled services.

Canon Wade received her Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology degrees from Yale Divinity School and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and her Diploma in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Prior to her ministry at Washington National Cathedral, she served in various capacities at Christ Church, New Haven, Connecticut, St. Luke-in-the-Fields, New York City, St. Cross, Hermosa Beach, California, and All Saints’ Beverly Hills.

In addition to her responsibilities at the Cathedral, Canon Wade is also the Chaplain to the House of Bishops where she preaches, leads bible study, designs worship, and pastors the bishops of The Episcopal Church at their biannual meetings.

Parking at the Cathedral

Parking in the Cathedral’s underground garage is free on Sundays for services and organ recitals; parking for concerts and programs is available for an event-parking fee. Learn more about parking options for individuals and groups.