The Very Rev. Malcolm Clemens Young, ThD
Dean of Grace Cathedral
The Very Rev. Malcolm Clemens Young, ThD is an Episcopal priest and the Dean of Grace Cathedral. He began his tenure as the ninth dean of the cathedral in August 2015 and was installed as dean on September 27, 2015.
The dean runs the cathedral in collaboration with the Chapter (the senior management team) and the Grace Cathedral Board of Trustees.
As dean, Malcolm leads the cathedral in its mission to reimagine church with courage, joy and wonder. He oversees the spiritual life of the cathedral and ministers to the cathedral’s congregation and wider community. Malcolm is the moderator of The Forum, the cathedral’s flagship lecture series. He created the Innovative Ministries program, which includes the Tuesday night yoga class which draws up to seven hundred people weekly and The Vine, a contemporary worship service and community for people age 20-45. Malcolm has also launched programs to expand the cathedral’s social justice programs and digital offerings.
Malcolm joined Grace Cathedral from Christ Church, Los Altos, CA, where he was the Rector and also the Founder of the Ventana School, an Episcopal day school. Malcolm was ordained a priest in 1995. He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Theology from Harvard University. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God. Malcolm has a regular column in the San Francisco Examiner and also contributes to the Huffington Post.
Malcolm is married to Heidi Ho, a lawyer and professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and they have two teenage children, Micah and Melia.