Get to Know Dean Michael

The Very Rev. Michael Guernsey ("Dean Michael" as he's called around here) became Holy Cross Cathedral's second Dean in November 2018. He is a lifelong Anglican with experience in children's ministry, youth ministry, worship ministry, as an associate pastor, and as as a rector (Sr. Pastor) prior to coming to Holy Cross.

Dean Michael is passionate about worshiping wholeheartedly, preaching the Bible faithfully, and sharing the good news of Jesus joyfully. It is his desire to see lives transformed through the power of the gospel, and to send church members out in the power of the Holy Spirit to reach those far from Jesus--both in the local community and around the world.

When not at church, Dean Michael likes watching tennis and baseball, drinking French roast coffee, and hanging out with his family. Two of his favorite memories are teaching the bible in Uganda and being on a team leading musical worship on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. He is married to Tracy, who is a singer, a voice, piano and art teacher, and stay-at-home mom. They have two children and two dogs.

Something fun about Dean Michael: Michael and Tracy met because their parents (who did not know each other previously) sat next to each other on an airplane, and by the time they had arrived at their destination the parents had decided that they wanted to set Michael and Tracy up on a date! The two met shortly thereafter and were married a little over a year later. Way to go parents!