The Cathedral of St. Paul is thrilled to welcome Dean Melinda Hall to our community. Hall, 36, is the youngest dean of an Episcopal Church cathedral. She was elected unanimously to the position in July, 2019 by the church’s governing board and took up her post in October.

“This is an important time for Erie and for the cathedral, and I am honored to serve here,” Hall said. “As the church, we are called to embody Jesus’ way of caring for those on the margins and welcoming all people without exception. I look forward to that ministry, to getting involved in the city, and to the changes and challenges that lie ahead.”

Dorothy has been a parishioner of the Cathedral since 1991.  She was ordained a vocational deacon on May 7, 2017.  Dorothy's passion is to serve the poor and the stranger and to lead people of the Cathedral outside the church walls. She also feels it is important to coordinate with other religious organizations and social organizations in the city to serve the kingdom of God on earth.

Contact Deacon Dorothy when:

  • you have questions about the role of a deacon

  • you wish to learn about our outreach ministries

  • you have questions about the food pantry

  • you are in need of prayer or would just like to chat

Kathleen began serving as associate priest at the Cathedral and St. Mark's Episcopal Church in July of 2020. Her role is part of a new collaborative partnership between the congregations and is focused on outreach to and partnership with the wider Erie community. 

Contact Kathleen when:

  • you have ideas about forming partnerships in the community

  • you wish to learn about our outreach ministries

  • you would simply like to talk


Kathleen began serving at the Cathedral in 2006, sharing in liturgical duties and pastoral care. Her primary role at the Cathedral is as Pastoral Assistant. Pastoral care takes many different shapes: hospital visitation, being present prior to surgery to pray, anoint, and simply be present with the patient and family members. Kathleen is also available for home visits and communion with the homebound, pastoral and spiritual conversation, and hearing confessions.

Contact The Rev. Ziegenhine when:

  • you or a family member are ill, hospitalized or there is a pastoral emergency

  • you would like home communion 

  • you are in need of prayer and pastoral care


Terry has been a member of the Cathedral since 2005 and served with the Cathedral Chapter as Junior Warden before coming on board as Sexton in 2016. 

Contact Terry Bishop when:

  • you see an issue in the Cathedral building that needs attention


Sharon was appointed Organist-Choirmaster in January of 1991 and was given the title of Canon Musician after twenty years of service. Her primary responsibility is to plan and provide the music for all Cathedral services. Sharon conducts the Cathedral Choristers and the Cathedral Choir, recruiting from the community and the Cathedral congregation.

The Cathedral has a rich tradition of excellence in liturgy and music and she is grateful for the privilege of leading this important ministry.  

Contact Sharon Downey when:

  • you are interested in learning more about the Cathedral music program


As the part-time Finance Assistant, Sandee pays the bills, processes employee time cards for payroll, and records Sunday offerings. She also helps prepare the yearly church budget and run finance reports as needed.

Contact Sandee Krivonak when:

  • you have a question about your weekly offering

  • you wish to learn how to donate online with e-giving


As Cathedral Administrator, Niambi is a welcoming presence at the front desk of the Cathedral office. Contact Niambi for:

  •    general information about the Cathedral

  •    information about using the building

  •    questions about using Realm

The Very Rev. Melinda Hall

The Rev. Dorothy Konyha 

The Rev. Kathleen Moore

The Rev. Kathleen Ziegenhine

Terry Bishop

Sharon Downey

Sandee Krivonak

Niambi Mercado


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(814) 452-3779

*In times of pastoral crisis or emergency,

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The Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul  134 West 7th Street   Erie, Pennsylvania 16501