Apr 06, 2022New direct telephone numbers for diocesan staff

New direct telephone numbers for diocesan staff

Gary Allman Two-minute read.   Resources

The diocesan staff have switched to a new digital telephone exchange and system. This has allowed us to provide both staff based in the Diocesan Center, and remote staff with direct numbers which will automatically connect to them wherever they are working.

These numbers are working now and can be used to contact the diocesan staff.

The new system comes with a host of bells and whistles, such as automated holiday and out-of-office hours call handling, voice mail to email transcription, and significant cost savings. It is going to take us a little time to explore and set up all its capabilities.

Our current switchboard number, (816) 471-6161, is in the process of being transferred to the new system. Until the move is complete calls to this number will continue to be routed to the Diocesan Center.

Once the number is transferred, if you do not know the direct number of a member of the diocesan staff, you’ll be able to call the main switchboard and dial ‘0’ for a recorded staff directory, and then dial the required extension number followed by the ‘#’ key. We have kept the extension numbers the same wherever practical.

Below is a list of the direct-dial numbers and the extension numbers of the diocesan staff.

WhoRoleDirect LineEXT
The Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine BruceBishop Provisionalx 103
Gary AllmanCommunications(816) 226-4887x 107
Emily DavenportBishop’s Executive Assistant(816) 648-0584x 103
Fr. Charles EversonVocations Missioner(816) 648-0613x 108
Elaine GilliganHuman Resources(816) 648-0734x 105
Fr. Chas MarksTransitions Missioner(816) 648-0731x 106
Fr. Jose PalmaHispanic Missioner(816) 648-0587x 110
Kim SnodgrassChristian Formation(816) 648-0724x 109
Deacon Donna StanfordIntake Officer(816) 361-9159x 101
Ron WeilFinance(816) 648-0580x 104

Update – April 19, 2022

There is no change to the main diocesan switchboard number (816) 471-6161

The transfer to the new digital switchboard is complete, and the temporary switchboard number referred to below has been taken out of service.

For the curious…

The new main switchboard is already up and running on a temporary number. However, we recommend that you note down the new direct numbers of those members of the diocesan staff who you work with.

The existing main exchange number will continue to work while the number transfer is in progress, but using the temporary number will give you direct access to all the diocesan staff members.

Our temporary main switchboard number is: (816) 683-7969

Gary Allman is Communications Director with The Diocese of West Missouri.

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