A few weeks ago, we announced that the committee for the dean search committee had been seated. This week, we would like to offer you an opportunity to get to know a little more about the two cathedral community members who will be co-chairing the effort.

Olden Warren and Patrick Daffin have begun taking meetings to move the dean search process forward, and we look forward to sharing next steps with you in the very near future!

When Olden Warren said yes to serve as the co-chair of the search committee for a new dean for Christ Church Cathedral, he was continuing a tradition of service that he established years ago. Since joining the cathedral in 2004, Olden has chaired both the Grants Committee and the Nominating Committee. 

He was a member of the planning team for Co-Creating the Cathedral and the recently concluded Strategic Planning Committee. He currently chairs the Outreach Committee, serves on the Jubilee Committee, and ushers for the 10 AM service. And every year, he participates in Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival.
Olden is an IT Director for The Procter and Gamble Company. He and his wife, Sheila Hill, make their home in Hebron. Olden has two adult daughters, Maya and Nia, who were both confirmed at Christ Church Cathedral. 
"The dean search will require managing numerous tasks and interfacing with a wide variety of people and organizations. The organizational and project management skills I have honed over the years will allow us to keep the process on track to find the right person to lead our cathedral. I am also a good listener and collaborator; our committee will actively seek input from our congregation to discover the qualities we collectively desire in our new leader and allow that to guide our discernment."

When Patrick first came to Christ Church Cathedral in 2014, he knew he found a church home. He joined the Noon Service leadership team and became a Eucharistic Visitor. Along with co-chairing the cathedral’s search for its next dean this year, Patrick co-chaired the cathedral’s successful Annual Appeal with Drew Abbott last year –– and the two signed on to do the same this year. 
Patrick owns and operates Queen City Exchange and Wodka Bar. He also works in renovation and property management in his family's business. 
Patrick once served as mentor at Lighthouse Youth Services. He and his husband, Jeff Granger, now are foster parents since the first of the year. They make their home in Over-the-Rhine.
"I hope to bring a fresh perspective to the Dean Search. As the cathedral continues to grow and evolve with the ever-changing world around us, I hope to help us find a new shepherd to guide us through that transition."