The Rev. Canon Julia McCray-Goldsmith
Canon for Cathedral Life
Julia McCray-Goldsmith was called to serve as Trinity's Canon for Cathedral Life-with the goal of strengthening our welcome and sense of connection to each other-in October 2016. Previously, she spent 13 years serving on the staff of the Episcopal Bishop of California where, as Canon for Discipleship, she oversaw a broad portfolio of ministries related to growing up in, and deepening, Christian faith. Bilingual in Spanish, Julia was sponsored for ordination by La Santisima Trinidad (a Latino congregation in the Diocese of California) and was made a priest in 2013. A former missionary and non-profit fundraiser, Julia did her graduate theological studies at Creighton University and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She is a faithful student of Jesuit spirituality, contributor to Daily Prayer for All Seasons and Lifting Women's Voices, and blogs at www.liftupyourhearts.net. She's been married to John for 29 years, with whom she shared 20 years of life in intentional community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Together, Julia and John are the frequently surprised and always grateful parents of Nicaraguan-born (and now young adult) sons Amos and Aaron.