Nov 22, 2022Direct communication builds trust and strengthens relationships

Direct communication builds trust and strengthens relationships

The Rev. Galen Snodgrass. Supplied image

During Diocesan Convention it was my pleasure as Vice President of Diocesan Council to share the hard work that’s been done throughout the past eleven months toward rebuilding trust, improving communication, and adopting a solid plan for ministry driven by mission and vision.

Our Mission in West Missouri is:

To be the hands and feet of Christ in West Missouri by proclaiming the Good News, serving others, and promoting justice, peace, and love.”

Our Vision is:

To become a just, peaceful, & loving community built on our shared love of God and one another.”

Members of Diocesan Council want to hear your voice, especially regarding our mission, vision, and Plan for Ministry 2023. By nurturing relationships with congregations and deaneries it may more fully hear any doubts, issues of concerns, suggestions, inspirational stories, and of course energizing ministry ideas! To that end, I encourage you to contact any member of Diocesan Council, Dean’s Robin, Chandler, Isaac, Bishop Diane, or myself directly.

I welcome phone calls that let us hear one another’s voice. Whoever you contact, please bring along a willingness to engage in discussion and possible solutions to any concerns. As for myself, I’m up at 6 a.m., heading to bed by 10 p.m., and as your Vice President to Diocesan Council want you to know I am always just a phone call away.

When you have an issue with a member of the diocesan staff, please call them directly. Speaking truth in love to that person is far better than triangulation. Direct dialogue builds trust amongst members of our glorious faith community. If a staff issue is not dealt with in a timely manner, then contact Bishop Diane.

Quoting from Bishop Bruce, “No pressure.”

Contact details

Fr. Galen

Cell: (417) 793-0446
Office: (816) 452-0745

Additional Contact details

The Rev. Galen Snodgrass is rector of the Episcopal Church or the Good Shepherd, Kansas City, and serves as Vice President of the Diocesan Council.

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