The Very Rev. Gregory Powell
Dean of the Cathedral
I started my work as Dean of Trinity Cathedral eleven years ago having arrived on the Eastern Shore via time spent in Massachusetts, Colorado, Canada, Tennessee, and Texas. I am a cradle Episcopalian having been baptized, confirmed, married, and ordained in this part of God’s Church. I have built my life and priestly ministry on the archetype of the Wounded Healer whereby the source of one’s healing power is derived from one’s own wounds. It is a way in which weakness becomes the vessel of great power. The 12-Step programs are the most obvious example of this way of transformation. I have continued to build on the foundation of previous clergy who sought to make our worship space safe for all people, all feelings, all emotions—even the darker negative ones—knowing the truth sets us free.
I enjoy golf, the beach, a good cup of coffee in the morning, poetry by Rumi, laying in a hammock, and daily meditation.
The Rev. Sandra Casey-Martus
Moving with sincere gratitude from retirement to part time ministry as Assistant Dean, Sandra Casey-Martus+ looks forward once again to pursuing her joys of teaching, preaching, and leading contemplative prayer retreats. Sandy+is no stranger to Maryland and prior to ordination worked in university campus ministry and taught theology at Stone Ridge Country Day School in Bethesda Maryland. Over her 24 years of full time ministry Sandy+ served parishes in Wyoming, California and Texas. An experienced practitioner of contemplative prayer Sandy+ founded and ran the Alta Retreat Center in Wyoming for ten years. During those years Sandy+ was an adjunct faculty member of the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, and was the recipient of the Hal Brook Perry Award for Outstanding Alumni Service. She is a published author, and with Carla Mancari established The Contemplative Invitation Teaching which introduced the practice of Christ Centered Prayer. Sandy+ holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education from Springfield College in Massachusetts, a Masters of Theological Study from Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas, and a Certificate of Independent Theological Study from the Seminary of Southwest in Austin, Texas. Sandy+ is an avid tennis and pickle ball player, a responsible and devoted cat owner, and loves to cook! Sandy’s publications (with the exception of The Disciple’s Consent) are co-authored with mentor Carla Mancari. Publications include: “The Lessons: How to Understand Spiritual Principles, Spiritual Activities, and Rising Emotions (Vol. 1-2, Second Edition),“Your Other Heart,The Best Kept Secret,” “The Christ Centered Prayer, Revelation-The Straight Gate and Narrow Way,” “The Disciple’s Consent, When Jesus is the Guide (Vol. 1-2), and are available through AMAZON.com
Director of Music
Amy is an accomplished pianist and vocalist who loves all things music. Her background includes degrees in piano performance and choral conducting. Music education and its shared experience inspire her as a director and teacher. Amy has been serving the Cathedral since 2014, is an active musician in the Easton community, member of the American Choral Directors Association.
Maggie has been the parish secretary for the cathedral since 2017. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature from The College of William and Mary. She lives in Easton with her husband and two children.