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.

2018 Wardens

Austin HallAustin Hall 
Austin Hall has accepted the Dean’s call to serve as Senior Warden for 2018-2019. A member of the Chapter Class of 2018, he has served on the Executive Committee since accepting the Dean’s call to serve as Secretary of the Chapter for 2016 and 2017. Austin was baptized at the Cathedral as an infant and grew up participating in the Cathedral’s children and youth programs. He has served as a youth Sunday School teacher, an usher, a member of the Parish Committee on Ministry, and as a lay delegate to Diocesan Council for 2016 and 2017. Austin also participates in Sons of Thunder men's prayer breakfast. In the wider community, he is a board member of the Morningside Lenox Park Association and has volunteered with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. Austin is an Assistant Attorney General with the Georgia Attorney General’s Office. He and his wife Michelle have one son, Harris.

Doug O’BryanDouglas C. O’Bryan
The Nominating Committee selected Doug as their nominee for Junior Warden 2017-2018. A member of the Chapter Class of 2017, he has served on the Executive Committee since accepting the dean’s call to serve as the 2015 and 2016 Treasurer. Doug has been attending the Cathedral for over thirteen years. He has volunteered for the Cathedral Antiques Show, Foyers, and Emmaus House Christmas drives. He is an usher, participates in the Sons of Thunder men’s prayer breakfasts, and has been involved on the Homeless Dinner and Requiem Committee since 2014. A banker at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Doug is also active as a Pace Fall Fair volunteer, and participates in the March of Dimes March for Babies. He and his wife Andi have three daughters: Grace, Charlotte, and Sally.


2018 Chapter

Executive Committee:

  • Senior Warden: Austin Hall
  • Junior Warden: Doug O'Bryan
  • Treasurer: Kate Brewer
  • Secretary: Dorsey DeLong
  • At-large: Matt Richardson
  • At-large: Brent Rosengren

Chapter Class of 2020:

  • Bryant Bateman
  • Janice Cook
  • Dorsey DeLong
  • Alexis Guilbert
  • Helen McSwain
  • Brent Rosengren

Chapter Class of 2019:

  • Matt Anthony
  • Carol Baker
  • Bridget Bobick James
  • Jenny McClure
  • Cyrus Philpott
  • Matt Richardson

Chapter Class of 2018:

  • Kate Brewer
  • Austin Hall 
  • Jason Hultgren
  • Brad Reeves
  • Julie Rief
  • Anne Young