The Cathedral Ridge community is made of all of you who have visited, volunteered, donated, and participated in our events. Below are the people who make this community possible.
The Right Reverend Robert J. O’Neill
Bishop of Colorado
Bishop O’Neill, bishop of the diocese of Colorado since January, 2004, is the driving force behind Cathedral Ridge. It is his vision that has turned it from dream to reality, and it will be his legacy as bishop. Bishop O’Neill received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University and a master of divinity degree from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. He served 10 years as the Canon Educator at St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, where he created a comprehensive educational program for parishioners of all ages. Before returning to Colorado as bishop, he served as rector of Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, Mass. While in Massachusetts, he was extensively involved in planning and developing the Barbara Harris Camp and Conference Center there. He was also a mentor for the Massachusetts diocesan Outward Bound programs, and helped establish the Diocesan Youth Leadership Academy. He and his wife, Ginger, have four grown children.
Grae Dickson was born in Jackson, Mississippi, into a deep-rooted Mississippi Episcopalian home. At an early age, he developed many of his core values, including a love of God developed through the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi and good ole southern hospitality. Grae and his wife, Laura, and son, Graeme, are excited about this new adventure and are ready to experience all that Colorado has to offer.
With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, 35 years of involvement with Christian summer camps, and the many opportunities presented to him through the church, Grae has devoted his time, talents, and focus to camp and conference center ministry. For the last eleven years, he served on the Gray Center staff for the Diocese of Mississippi, with the last four as executive director. During that time, Grae also served as a summer camp director, Center for Formation and Mission board member, and member of several diocesan committees. Grae has also been highly involved on the national level as a speaker at multiple conferences and leader for national events.
As executive director of Cathedral Ridge, Grae hopes that his love of the church and enthusiasm for camp and conference ministry will take Cathedral Ridge to the next level. A passion to help direct Cathedral Ridge into the future is the primary focus for Grae and he cannot wait to establish new relationships that will help enhance the mission of the Episcopal Church in Colorado.
Office Manager & Reservation Specialist
As office manager and reservation specialist, Amanda assists the director of operations in making sure guests have a wonderful experience from initial contact through departure. Ensuring a safe and fun experience for all is the most rewarding part of her daily activities. Amanda received her B.A. in liberal studies from California State University of Bakersfield and also holds an Associates Degree in nursing. She spent 10 years in labor and delivery before moving to Colorado in 2015. Amanda is mother to three children and grandmother to two baby boys. Her oldest grandson was born with Arthrogryposis, a congenital joint disease, so Amanda has become very active with Children’s Hospital and The Ronald McDonald House. Outside of work she loves spending time with her family in Grand Lake and fishing with her husband all over this beautiful state. Amanda truly feels blessed to be of service–to be a part of Cathedral Ridge and The Episcopal Church in Colorado.