Dean Sniffen has been Dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation since 2015. In April 2022, he was also appointed Dean of the Mercer School of Theology. He previously served as a parish priest, professor, camp administrator and sailing instructor.
He is a founding member of the Racial Justice Advisory Council of the Brooklyn Community Foundation and has been honored with a Luce Fellowship at the Center for Christianity in Global Contexts. Commissioned in 2021 as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps, the Dean enjoys ministering to the members of the armed services. 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.”