Dean Sniffen Bio:
The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Sniffen has been Dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation since 2015. He previously served congregations in New Jersey, Locust Valley, and Brooklyn. He holds a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from West Virginia Wesleyan College as well as M.Div., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from Drew University.
Dean Sniffen is a founding member of the Racial Justice Advisory Council of the Brooklyn Community Foundation. He has been honored with a Luce Fellowship at the Center for Christianity in Global Contexts and was commissioned in 2021 as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps. He is a co-founder of the Center for Spiritual Imagination.
The Dean has won awards in pulpit oratory and manner, pastoral leadership, and innovative ministry. He was a Steward of the 2008 Lambeth Palace Conference of Bishops in Canterbury and London.
Dean Sniffen has taught Liturgical Studies on the faculty of The Mercer School of Theology since 2012. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Worship and Preaching at Drew Theological School, where he is currently teaching an advanced preaching seminar entitled, “Preaching in a Divisive Age.”
He and his wife Joanna live on the Cathedral Close with their two whippets, Huck and Burleigh.
Learn more about the Mercer School of Theology: www.mercerschool.org
Learn more about the Cathedral of the Incarnation: www.incarnationgc.org
Learn more about the Center for Spiritual Imagination: www.spiritualimagination.org