The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

A Note from Canon Todd Smelser

Dear Friends,

My last Sunday at the Cathedral will be February 26. After nearly 15 years at St. Philip’s, and more than 42 as a priest in the Church, I’ve discerned that it’s time to retire fully. My thanks to Dean Candler for calling me to be canon for pastoral care and worship, and for the last seven years as part-time canon associate for pastoral care. Thanks also to the wonderful Cathedral staff, who have been great colleagues in ministry, both lay and ordained. Finally a big thank you to you who are the Cathedral parish. Your friendship, support and love are deeply valued, and will sustain me in the future. We are building a townhouse on the edge of the historic district in Savannah—where someday retirement will call. Know that you will be in my prayers, and I ask for yours in this time of transition.

—Todd Smelser