Cathedral Staff

Dominic Barrington DEAN

The Very Rev. Dominic Barrington (email) was installed as Dean of St. James Cathedral after twenty years of ordained ministry in the Church of England. During his theological training, he spent a year as an exchange student at an Episcopal seminary in Berkeley, California, from which sprung a deep-seated affection for The Episcopal Church. Learn more about Dominic.



Lisa Hackney-James SUB-DEAN

The Rev. Canon Lisa Hackney-James (email) was ordained at St. James Cathedral in 2003 and returned to the Diocese of Chicago after nearly a decade of ministry in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She has pioneered a collaborative partnership between parishes and local public schools, supporting both academic excellence among the students, and racial reconciliation among their families. Learn more about Lisa.


Anna Broadbent CURATE

The Rev. Anna Broadbent (email) leads the Cathedral's outreach ministries and young adults group. She recently graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained to the transitional diaconate. During seminary, Anna completed a certification in Criminal Justice and Reconciliation, which sparked her passion for working with individuals who are presently or formerly incarcerated. Learn more about Anna.



Canon Robert Black (email) manages the administration, finances, communications, and operations of the Cathedral. He was formerly president and CEO of a non-profit media organization that produced weekly television programs about religion for national cable television. Learn more about Robert.




Stephen Buzard (email) is the principal musician of the Cathedral, leading, managing, and coordinating the music program. Formerly acting organist and director of music at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York City, Stephen is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and Yale University Institute of Sacred Music. He was named one of the top 20 organists under 30 by The Diapason magazine. Learn more about Stephen.



Alan Taylor (email) is responsible for electronic and print communications, social media, and print production. He has certificates in practical internet marketing, business writing, social media strategy, and building effective marketing plans. He has been a member of the cathedral and its choir since 2011. Learn more about Alan.




Dent Davidson (email) has been a professional church musician since his teens. His primary passion is increasing congregational vitality, specifically through the gift of song. In addition to his work at the Cathedral and serving local congregations in the Diocese of Chicago, he travels frequently as a workshop clinician and consultant in music and liturgy and is chaplain and musician to the House of Bishops. Learn more about Dent.


Christine Price ACCOUNTANT

Christine Price (email) comes to the Cathedral with over 20 of years experience in nonprofit, for-profit, corporate, and family held organizations. She has an undergraduate degree in accounting from Northwestern University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Learn more about Christine.




Alison Barrington (email) has supported the spiritual and musical development of young people alongside her music therapy and counseling work for 25 years. She has been a Sunday school leader and has worked with children of all ages in public schools. She developed a worship service called "Songs and Stories" for pre-school children and their caregivers. Learn more about Alison.



Mary Pan (email) accompanies the Cathedral Choir and assists in service-playing, conducting, and training the Cathedral choristers. She has served as organ scholar at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hartford, Connecticut, and Grace Church in New York City. Mary is a recent graduate of the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, where she studied organ with Thomas Murray. Learn more about Mary.



Timothy Beltran del Rio (email) is primarily responsible for ministry team communication, administrative tasks, and maintaining the membership database. Originally from Grand Haven, Michigan, he moved to Chicago in 2015 to study Philosophical Theology at Moody Bible Institute. Learn more about Timothy.