Clergy

The Very Reverend Justin Alan Lindstrom (email)

Dean

The Very Reverend Justin Alan Lindstrom is the Dean of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City and the Diocese of Oklahoma. Dean Lindstrom was appointed by the Right Reverend Edward Konieczny, Bishop of Oklahoma. Prior to becoming the Dean, Justin was the Founding Vicar of Saint Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Cypress, Texas. In 2002, Dean Justin and his family moved to Northwest Houston and started the church in their home with 26 people. When Justin left for Oklahoma, Saint Aidan’s was over 800 people strong with an average Sunday Attendance over 250. Saint Aidan's is one of the fastest growing Episcopal Churches in the nation. Dean Lindstrom has a heart for people and a strong desire to share the love of God with all.


Dean Lindstrom is also a community organizer and sees his role as a Priest of the Church to be involved with the community. Prior to moving to Oklahoma, Justin served on the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation Board of Trustees since 2004 and was the Chairman of the Board. He also served on the Reach Unlimited Board of Directors and was the Chairman of the Board. Justin also served on the Cy-Hope Board of Directors, Leadership North Houston Alumni Board, the Community Legislative Committee for CFISD, and the Boys and Girls Country Spring Festival Northwest Committee. For the Diocese of Texas, Justin served on the Saint Luke’s Hospital at the Vintage Board of Managers, the Greenfield Commission, the Commission for Black Ministry, the Saint Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities Housing Initiative, Summer Camp Director, and the Mission Funding Task Force. Justin has been invited to the Gathering of Leaders for Episcopal Clergy for the last six years.

Justin is the author of Faith, Family, Focus, Finances, a framework to help individuals and families discover their core values, live out their values, become debt free and live with intention. Dean Lindstrom is a dynamic communicator, effective teacher, and caring leader.

Justin grew up in Southern California where he was a swimmer training for the 1992 Olympics. After suffering and injury, Justin decided to attend Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas to pursue his college career graduating with a triple major in Mathematics, United States History, and Secondary Education. After college, Justin attended seminary at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas and received a Master of Divinity. Justin was ordained a Deacon in August of 1999 and Priest in August of 2000.

Justin loves to travel, run, ski, and read. Justin is married to Susan for over 16 years. Justin and Susan have two children. Covell, their son, attends Sequoyah Middle School and is in 8th grade. Cooper, their daughter attends Cross Timbers Elementary and is in 5th grade. Both children are accomplished tennis players. The Lindstrom’s live in Edmond.

           


The Reverend Canon Susan Colley Joplin (email)

Canon for Pastoral Care and Spirituality

The Rev. Canon Susan Joplin has served on the clergy staff of St. Paul's Cathedral for 20 years, first as Curate and then as Cathedral Canon. Having been part of St. Paul's for one-third of her years, she sees her own faith development as having been strongly influenced by the give and take of many years of Cathedral life. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts followed by a Master of Music degree in her earlier life, she was also graduated from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in 1991 with a Master of Divinity degree. She has lived happily with her husband, Larry Joplin, for the past 15 years and has a special interest in Liturgy, Outreach and, most recently, finding new ways of opening Cathedral doors for the sake of the greater community of downtown Oklahoma City.

 


The Reverend Tim Sean Youmans (email)

Special Clergy Associate

Fr. Tim Sean serves as Assistant Priest at Casady School and is the Spiritual Formations facilitator for St Crispin's Summer Camp. He serves the Cathedral as an assisting priest in liturgy and teaching. A native of Wyoming, he is married to Dr. Karen Youmans, Honors Director and Associate Professor of English at Oklahoma City University. Tim Sean came into the Episcopal Church after 20 years as a Baptist youth pastor. He earned a degree in English and History from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1991, a Master's of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist in 1994, and Anglican Studies at Nashotah House in 2011. He is a folk musician and songwriter and tinkers at the banjo. Tim Sean and Karen have a teenage son, Noah.

 

 

The Reverend Marilyn Robertson (email)

Deacon and Cathedral Nurse

Marilyn Robertson, a.k.a., MR, has been attending St. Paul’s since 1993. She enjoys horses and is known as a “horse whisperer”. She was ordained a perpetual Deacon in 2008 and has been serving at St. Paul’s. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has been a nurse for 25 years. She has been the Parish Nurse at St. Paul’s since 2004 and is active on the St. Paul’s Health Team. She is passionate about outreach and mission work. She is a joy to be around and usually brings a smile to the face of those around her.

The Reverend Gerald Butcher (email)

Deacon

Gerald Butcher was appointed by the bishop to serve at St. Paul’s Cathedral in 2013. Community outreach is his primary area of service at the cathedral. Gerald is a native Oklahoman and a graduate of Oklahoma State University who has worked for Western Farmers Electric Cooperative for 33 years as an environmental regulatory affairs coordinator. He has been married to Debra for 36 years who is a registered nurse (BS BSN MSN CHN) that is employed with Mercy Hospital. They have three adult daughters who also work in the health care industry: Catherine is a Radiation Therapy Clinic and Technical Manager at the University of Texas Medical Center in Dallas, Rebekah is a nurse supervisor for Mercy Home Health, and Jennafer is a Dietitian Supervisor at the OU Medical Center in Edmond. The Butcher’s also have 5 grandchildren. Deacon Butcher loves working in the community where he has served as a coach for youth soccer, softball, and basketball; as well as serving on the board of directors for Chickasha Youth Soccer, National Rural Electric Environmental Association and Grady County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Today, he continues to serve on the Environmental Federation of Oklahoma board of directors and is a volunteer with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Bishop Ed recently appointed Gerald to the Oklahoma Prison Commission.