Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler
Senior Priest (Rector)
Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler is an author, US Episcopal priest, peacebuilder and art curator who has lived and worked around the world in leadership roles with faith-based publishing, the arts, relief and development and The Episcopal Church. He is the Founding President of CARAVAN, an international peacebuilding non-profit that uses the arts to build sustainable peace around the world.
An authority on the Middle East and North Africa, and on relations between the Abrahamic faith traditions, he grew up in Senegal, West Africa, a Muslim-majority context. An Appointed Mission Partner with The Episcopal Church (US), from 2003-2013 he served as the rector of the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church in Cairo, Egypt, an international English-speaking church serving the diplomatic, NGO, academic and business communities with a congregation of over 35 nationalities and more than 45 faith traditions. He is also a Canon of All Saints' Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt. He is married to Lynne Chandler and they have two married children, a daughter and son.
In 2020, he was awarded by the Archbishop of Canterbury the Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation, the highest international award for outstanding service in the work of reconciliation and interfaith dialogue within the Anglican Communion.
The author of several books, his newest book is titled IN SEARCH OF A PROPHET: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran, which focuses on the all-embracing spirituality of the early 20th century Lebanese born poet-artist and mystic, Kahlil Gibran, the author of The Prophet, presenting him a much-needed guide for our time.
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