Lay Liturgical Ministries


The Cathedral acolytes serve at the altar during Sunday morning liturgies, special services, weddings, and funerals. More information on being an acolyte is located here. For more information about acolytes at the Cathedral, please contact Carolyn Treybig or Melissa Kirkby.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild prepares the altar and the oblations for liturgies, including weddings, funerals, and other special services. It tends to the vessels and sacristy on a regular basis.  For more information, please contact Kathy Morton by email or at (615) 400-0476.  View the Altar Guild schedule. 

Daily Office Lectors

The Daily Office lectors officiate Morning Prayer on weekdays.  For more information, please contact the Dean.

Eucharistic Ministers

The Eucharistic ministers are invited by the dean and licensed by the bishop to assist with the distribution of the elements at Communion.  For more information, please contact John Whitaker by email or (615) 665-1466.

Eucharistic Visitors

Eucharistic visitors are licensed and authorized by the bishop to take the consecrated elements of the Holy Eucharist to parishioners unable to attend the Sunday liturgies. Please contact Reverend Matthew Lewis if you, your family member, or fellow parishioner desires such a visit. A visit by a Eucharistic visitor does not take the place of a pastoral call by one of the clergy.                  

Flower Guild

The Flower Guild designs and arranges flowers for Sunday and other special liturgies.  Please contact Meghan Gwaltney to learn more. View the Flower Guild schedule.


The lectors read the lessons at Sunday and other special liturgies.  Please contact Jerry Snare to learn more.

Sacristans and Vergers

Sacristans and vergers assist in the preparation for and direction of Cathedral liturgies.  For more information, please contact Roy Gottfried by email or at (615) 269-5006. For more information on the ministry of the verger, see the Vergers’ Guild of the Episcopal Church.


The ushers assist in directing the congregation during worship.  Please contact John Bridges or Donald McKenzie to learn more.