The Rev. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas is ordained with Metropolitan Community Churches and currently serves Founders MCC in Los Angeles. His Facebook page says he has been part of MCC for 33 years.
As a native of Bournemouth, England, Dr. Thomas grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Cathedral of Hope was a member of MCC until about 10 years ago when it affiliated with United Church of Christ.
The church has been without a permanent senior pastor since the Rev. Jo Hudson resigned almost two years ago. The Rev. Jim Mitulski, who served as interim pastor for about a year-and-a-half, left in December and is now serving as an interim pastor at a church in Denver.
Cazares-Thomas will begin at Cathedral of Hope in June.
More on this in Friday’s Dallas Voice.