The Very Rev. Tyler B. Doherty

The Very Reverend Tyler Doherty currently serves as Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Mark. Prior to being assigned as Dean of the Cathedral by Bishop Scott Hayashi, Fr. Tyler served as Priest-in-Charge, Assistant Priest, and Canon Precentor. Fr. Tyler is a native of Toronto, Canada. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (poetry and poetics) from Naropa University, as well as a Masters of Education in Secondary English from Arcadia University. Fr. Tyler is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary (where he served as Sacristan) with a Masters in Divinity in December 2014. He was ordained a deacon at the Cathedral in Philadelphia in January 2015 by Bishop Clifton Daniel and ordained to the priesthood in June 2015 by Bishop Scott Hayashi.

Prior to the priesthood, Fr. Tyler taught English Literature, Creative Writing, and Composition at Arcadia University in Philadelphia, PA where he also served as Director of the Writing Center. During his time in Philadelphia Fr. Tyler also co-founded and served as Artistic Director for the Qui Vive! Center for Writing, Book Arts, and Performance, a non-profit outreach dedicated to teaching poetry-in-the-schools to middle and high school youth.

He is married to Michelle, a bilingual school social worker, with whom he has three (mostly) lovely daughters--Madeleine, Isabelle, and Clare. A published poet and avid reader, Fr. Tyler also enjoys hiking, birding, and whacking golf balls at the driving range.

As a Benedictine oblate, Fr. Tyler has a deep interest in life-long and life-wide spiritual formation and especially contemplative practices that help us follow Christ more closely in the midst of daily life. Other “churchy” interests include liturgy, systematic and ascetical theology, and the Desert Fathers and Mothers. You can read Fr. Tyler’s sermons on his blog Words from Silence: Contemplation in a World of Action.

Fr. Tyler has also been featured on the following podcasts:


Retired Clergy

The Reverend Libby Hunter, Deacon

cathedral Canons

The Reverend Canon Caryl Marsh
The Reverend Canon LeRoy Carter
Canon Judy Atherton, Canon for Mental Health
Canon George W. Henry, Canon for Music
The Reverend Canon Michael Milligan

Deans Emeriti

The Very Reverend Bill Maxwell, Dean Emeritus
The Very Reverend Jack C Potter, Dean Emeritus
The Very Reverend Rick Q. Lawson, Dean Emeritus
The Very Reverend Raymond J. Waldon, Dean Emeritus