Diocesan Clergy

Diakoneo Magazine August, 2021

Eight-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online.

Diakoneo Magazine May, 2021

Eight-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online.

Meet The Rev. Deacon Michael Johns

One-minute read. Michael Johns was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Marty, at Grace Episcopal Church, Chillicothe on the afternoon of March 27. Here’s what Michael has to say about himself.

Meet the Rev. Ryan Wiksell, Transitional Deacon

Two-minute read. Ryan was ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Mariann Budde, ninth bishop of Washington, at Grace Episcopal Church, Washington DC, on March 26. Read on to find out a little bit about Ryan.

Brother Tom Schultz

On Tuesday, March 16, at Mission Terrace Rehabilitation Hospital in Santa Barbara, our beloved brother Thomas Schultz, OHC entered peacefully into the joy and rest of the Lord. He was 87 years old and in the 57th year of his Life Profession.

Diakoneo Magazine February, 2021

Eight-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online. In this issue: A Zoom retreat for men in recovery, Allyship training, Young Episcopal Deacons – the under-50’s, Emergency grants for deacons, and more!

Non-parochial or licensed members of our clergy take note

One-minute read. An email was sent to all non-parochial clergy requesting a report on their 2020 ministry. This email was also sent to licensed members of our clergy family to allow them to request to be re-licensed. If you are a non-parochial or licensed member of our clergy team but did not receive the email or have questions, please contact Emily Davenport bishopsassistant@diowestmo.org.

Meet our latest deacons

Four-minute read. On Monday, November 16, 2020, Lynda Hurt and Isaac Petty were ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri. Read on to find out a little bit about their respective journeys of faith.

Diakoneo Magazine November, 2020

Eight-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online. In this issue: A two-parish farm ministry, Deacon bridges race & economic status as Poor People’s Campaign leader, Zambia ministry follow-up, and more!

Diakoneo Magazine August, 2020

Eight-minute read. The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online. In this issue: Deacons respond to COVID-19, a brave space for racial healing, who were the deaconesses?

Diakoneo Magazine May, 2020

Eight-minute read The latest issue of Diakoneo, the magazine for deacons is available to read online. In this issue: the work of a prison chaplain, a new deacon looks back, and forward, and a deacon at Standing Rock.

The Rt. Rev. John Clark Buchanan 1933 – 2020

One-minute read. Believing in the Communion of Saints and the Resurrection to Life Everlasting, I ask your prayers for The Rt. Rev. John Clark Buchanan, sixth Bishop of West Missouri, who passed into Larger Life the evening of Wednesday, April 15, at his home in South Carolina.

Diocesan Clericus: “Will Faith, Hope, and Love Abide?” – March 30 – April 1, 2020

In an abundance of caution, and in recognition of our responsibility to the greater community, at a diocesan staff meeting held on March 11, it was agreed to cancel Clericus. We will be looking at the possibility of holding some online sessions. If you have already registered we will be contacting you to arrange returning your payment.

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