Sam and Boog Candler

The Cathedral Antiques Show is very pleased and honored to announce The Very Reverend Samuel G Candler and his wife, Barbara M. Candler, more affectionately known as “Sam and Boog,” as the 2021 Honorary Chairs. The Cathedral of St Philip has been honored by Sam’s service as the Dean for the past 22 years. The hospitality and excellence that Sam and Boog have brought to the Cathedral can be felt inside and outside of our walls. Love, grace, excellence and hospitality are words that they live by, and the faithful staff and parishioners of The Cathedral have been richly blessed.


Sam loves the lively community and diversity of parish life. An amateur and very talented pianist, he intended to become a jazz musician before he was called into the priesthood. Boog is musically talented as well, playing the dulcimer and flute with musical groups around the Southeast and lending her talent to the Cathedral community. Boog has served on the board of the Cathedral Bookstore, taught at the Cathedral Preschool and she was the co-chair of the 2012 Cathedral Antiques Show.

Throughout the years, you could find Sam and Boog dedicating their time, talent and treasure all around the Cathedral. Whether it’s Sam playing piano at our Homeless Requiem, at the Cathedral Thrift House Follies, Boog’s teaching our youth or Holy Eucharist Instruction, participating with the blessing of the runners Fourth of July at the Peachtree Road Race or a myriad of other events, Sam and Boog’s dedication and hard work is immeasurable. Before coming to the Cathedral in 1998, Sam served five other Episcopal parishes, in addition to teaching Anglican theology at Emory University, serving as trustee for several different schools, including the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. He lectured and preached in England, Costa Rica, Canada and throughout the United States. Sam is active in Atlanta’s interfaith community and helped develop the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta.


Dean Candler has been a deputy to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church for nine terms, serving especially on the Liturgy and Music Committees. He and Boog are involved in many organizations outside of the Cathedral, combining their love of nature, with Sam serving on the board of the Cumberland Island Conservancy, and Boog on the Jekyll Island Foundation. Sam and Boog have also been blessed with other great joys in their lives: their three adult children their spouses and six wonderful grandchildren. We are humbled and honored to recognize Sam and Boog’s dedication and service to St Philips in naming them as our Honorary Chairs for our milestone 50th Anniversary.


The Cathedral of St. Philip

2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305

Atlanta, Georgia 30305



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