Clergy & Staff

The Very Rev. Melinda Hall, Dean

Melinda began serving at the Cathedral in autumn of 2019. Melinda grew up outside of Louisville, KY, graduated from Georgetown College, obtained her Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological, and took up her first call in DuBois, PA. She was ordained a priest in 2013. After serving for several years in the DuBois congregation, Melinda was also called to serve the parish in Brookville, PA. Melinda is passionate about the contemplative tradition of the Church as well as engagement in the city.


Carly Rowe, Executive Director of Operations & Outreach

Carly isn’t new to the Cathedral, she served here for more than a decade starting in 1996. For the past 10 years, Carly has been on staff at St. Mark’s Episcopal in Erie and now as part of the Erie Episcopal Collaboration will be serving both congregations as an Executive Director. Carly is passionate about helping people find their way to the Episcopal Church and utilizing their gifts for ministry.


Sharon Downey, Canon Musician

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.


Lindsey Fogle, Assistant for Children & Youth Ministries

Lindsey was born and raised at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Erie. For the past five years she has served as the part-time Assistant for Children & Youth Ministries. Lindsey is a special education teacher in the Millcreek School District who loves kids and is thrilled to be working in the congregation that raised her up. As part of the Erie Episcopal Collaborative, Lindsey is helping with formation and coordinating programs for both congregations.


Niambi Mercado, Assistant for Administration

As the Administrator, Niambi is a welcoming presence at the front desk of the Cathedral office. Niambi spends most of her time at the Cathedral, but is also the Administrator at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Tuesdays and Friday mornings.


Sandee Krivonak, Financial Assistant

As the part-time Finance Assistant, Sandee is the bookkeeper and who processes pledges and giving. She also helps prepare the yearly church budget.


The Rev. Kathleen Ziegenhine, Pastoral Assistant

Kathleen began serving at the Cathedral in 2006, sharing in liturgical duties and pastoral care. 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.


The Rev. Dorothy Konyha, Deacon

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.


Terry Bishop, Sexton

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. Terry ensures the building is well-maintained and the exterior landscaping well-cared for.