Heather VanDeventer


The Very Rev. Heather VanDeventer has served as Dean of the Cathedral since August 2018.

Heather most recently served as Associate Rector at Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia. She has led adult faith formation and pastoral care; overseen children’s and youth ministries; been the clergy liaison for hospitality, newcomer welcome, and two stewardship campaigns; participated in two strategic planning efforts; and had a full share in presiding at worship and preaching.

Heather previously served at Episcopal High School in Alexandria and St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Wilmette, Illinois. She is a graduate of Yale University and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.

She is married to the Rev. Dr. David Gortner, and they have two school-age children. Having lived in the Midwest, West Coast, and East Coast, they are excited to be in the Inland Northwest and participate in the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement in Spokane.

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