The Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade is interim dean of the National Cathedral and former rector of St. Alban's Episcopal Church on the grounds of the National Cathedral, Washington, DC.
The Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade is the interim dean of the Washington National Cathedral, and former rector of St. Alban's Episcopal Church on the grounds of the National Cathedral, Washington, DC.
He is a graduate of The Citadel and the Virginia Theological Seminary and has served as an Episcopal priest since 1966. After serving congregations in his native West Virginia for seventeen years, he was called as Rector of St. Alban's congregation since 1983.
His sermons have been published in a variety of anthologies. His meditations as Chaplain to the House of Deputies at the 2000 General Convention of the Episcopal Church were published by Forward Movement Press and recorded by The Episcopal Media Center under the title Jubilee People, Jubilee Lives. He is also the author of Rites of Our Passage, a collection of sermons. A book on tape and CD by Dr. Wade titled The Art of Being Together: Common Sense About Life Long Relationships was produced by the Episcopal Media Center. He is active on a variety of community and church boards. For several years he co-led a course for the Alban Institute titled "For New Pastors of Large Congregations".
He has been married to the former Mary Jane Criss since 1963. They have two children and two grandchildren.
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