Article | February 2, 2023
Grace Cathedral Welcomes the Rev. Joe C. Williams, Succentor
Blog|The Rev. Canon Anna E. Rossi
It is with great joy that we announce the appointment of the Rev. Joe C. Williams as Succentor.
Williams comes to us from the Diocese of Oklahoma. He was ordained to the diaconate in December 2022, anticipating ordination to the priesthood in the summer of 2023. As Succentor, Joe will play an integral role in the preparation of cathedral liturgy, and the care and formation of all who serve our worship life.
A sixth-generation Oklahoman and citizen of the Choctaw Nation, Williams is a recent graduate of the Seminary of the Southwest. Prior to ordination, Joe was a nonprofit professional, working in development and communications for agencies specializing in hospice, HIV/AIDS care, youth development, and adults with developmental disabilities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma, as well as certification in Nonprofit Management through the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.
Williams is steeped in the liturgical traditions of the church. He comes to us with a deep life of prayer and commitment to God’s people, as well as the production and management skills necessary to carry out the cathedral liturgy. We will formally welcome Joe to the Grace Cathedral at each celebration of the Eucharist on Sunday, February 19, 2023, ahead of his permanent arrival in mid-March.
Please join us in celebrating our new Succentor!