Bishop Marty, the Right Rev. Martin Scott Field, Bishop of West Missouri for the last 10 years, announced his intent to resign in 2021 during his address to the diocese’s Annual Convention in 2018. He now shares that his resignation will be effective September 14, 2021. West Missouri’s Standing Committee has stated it is actively seeking a Bishop Provisional to guide the diocese through a period of self-examination and a missional visioning process before the call of the next Bishop Diocesan.
It has been my extreme honor and profound privilege to be the Bishop of West Missouri for over ten years
Reflecting on his episcopacy, Bishop Marty said, “It has been my extreme honor and profound privilege to be the Bishop of West Missouri for over ten years. This time has yielded much personal growth for me, and I cannot thank the members of the diocese enough for their faithfulness to, and love of, the mission of God. I believe West Missouri is poised to follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance into its future, and I offer my blessings upon the leaders God will use to take West Missouri into its next steps on the Way of Love.”
Prior to his consecration, Bishop Marty served churches in Ohio, Maryland, Tennessee, and Michigan, and served as a U.S. Navy Chaplain. He and his wife, Donna, have two children and three grandchildren. He says he is, “Looking forward to what God has in store next!”