Robert Black joined the Cathedral staff in May 2015 as director of administration, managing the areas of administration, finances, communications, and operations. He was named Canon for Finance & Administration in 2017.
Robert was formerly president and CEO of Chicago Sunday Evening Club, a non-profit media organization that produced weekly television programs about religion for WTTW-11 in Chicago and national cable television. He has a degree in economics from Wheaton College, where he also studied music and theater. Robert earned a certificate in non-profit management from the University of Illinois at Chicago and did coursework in television production at Columbia College Chicago. He joined the Cathedral community in 1996 as a member of the Cathedral Choir, and in the past twenty years has served as junior warden, a diocesan convention delegate, and the convention co-chair.