The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Cathedral Chapter

The Chapter is the governing body of the Cathedral that determines policy issues, sets goals, and provides stewardship of the Cathedral's complex operations. The Chapter reviews the activities of each of the Cathedral's parochial entities and ministries on an annual basis, and reviews the church's financials on a monthly basis. Unlike the vestries of smaller parishes, the Chapter does not usually get involved in the day-to-day activities of the Cathedral; instead, the Chapter of the Cathedral functions similarly to a "Board of Trustees.”

Each year, a Nominating Committee identifies a slate of six candidates for a three-year term on the Chapter, to be voted on by the parish at the annual Parish Meeting in December.


2022 Wardens

Del KingWard Bondurant
Dean Candler has appointed Ward Bondurant as Senior Warden for 2022-2023.  Ward has been active at the Cathedral for over 30 years.  His current parish involvement includes the Chapter and the Farmer's Market's Executive Committee. Previously, he served as Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Stewardship Co-Chair, as a member of the Chapter and its Executive Committee, and as an Adult Sunday School teacher.  Professionally, Ward is an attorney. He has served on several boards, including the Emmaus House Advisory Board and the Westminster Schools Alumni Board, and is currently the President of the Emmaus House Foundation.  He enjoys farming, gardening, and the North Georgia mountains. Ward and his wife, Mary, have two adult children: Sam and Jack.



Dorsey DeLongSamuel T. Wilmoth 
Sam has been a Cathedral member for 7 years.  In addition to serving on the Chapter (class of 2022), he’s currently involved with the Cathedral Building Committee and the Sons of Thunder Men’s Breakfast, and he previously served on the Stewardship Committee and Parish Committee on Ministry. Sam is a Vice President with Coro Realty, a commercial real estate investment company based in Atlanta. In the broader community, he enjoys philanthropic work and is an active alumnus of Washington and Lee University. He enjoys spending time with his family: his wife Lynn, a lifelong Cathedral member, and their two sons Sammy (3.5 years) and Weston (1+ years).




Chapter Executive Committee:

  • Senior Warden: Ward Bondurant
  • Junior Warden: Sam Wilmoth
  • Secretary: Andi O'Bryan
  • Treasurer: Bill Monroe
  • Merritt Dyke
  • Melody Palmore

Chapter Class of 2024:

  • Rod Bunn
  • Sally Burge
  • Sara Chapman
  • Tucker Ballard Mahoney
  • Melody Palmore
  • Ted Park

Chapter Class of 2023:

  • Angelica Godoy de Baños
  • Ward Bondurant
  • Mary Caroline Cravens
  • Merritt Dyke
  • Bill Monroe
  • Kate Stotts

Chapter Class of 2022:

  • Molly Childers
  • Kathryn Howell
  • Will Klein
  • Andi O'Bryan
  • Hubert Tate
  • Sam Wilmoth