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The Very Reverend Judith Sullivan


The Very Rev. Judith Sullivan is the recent past chair of the board of directors of Interfaith Philadelphia, having served a four-year term. She is the Dean of the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral where she has led a major campus development project on behalf of the Cathedral.

Judy is a graduate of Wellesley College and was awarded the M.Div. from the General Theological Seminary. She completed two years of her theological studies at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia where she received the Winters Scholarship Award and the Maul Award for academic merit and promise for ministry.

Prior to ordination, she left a career in politics and corporate marketing to direct non-profit organizations which promoted access to higher education for youth with limited opportunities. The Sponsor-A-Scholar Program, replicated in 16 cities throughout the U.S., was recognized by President Clinton with a Point of Light Award in 1993.


In the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, she is a member of the Council of Deans and a former Chair of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission. She has served as an Adjunct Faculty member at the Lutheran Seminary, and on the faculty of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation’s Preaching Excellence Program. Judy is also a member of the board of directors for Episcopal Community Services.



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