Diocesan News

Introducing Rachael Orth

Two-minute read. We are pleased to introduce Rachael Orth, who joined the Diocesan Staff on May 16 in the half-time position of Events Coordinator. Rachael will be responsible for the logistics (registration, venue bookings, contracts, and organizing refreshments and meals, etc.) for diocesan-wide events, and events of interest to a wider diocesan audience.

New direct telephone numbers for diocesan staff

Two-minute read. 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.

Staff Update, January 13, 2022

Two-minute read. We have two staff changes taking place at the end of January. Josh Trader, Assistant to the Bishop for Youth Ministry Development, and the Rev. Dr. William (Bill) Fasel, Assistant to the Bishop for Leadership Development, will be leaving the bishop’s staff.

Bishop Bruce’s Christmas Letter

Bishop Bruce’s Christmas letter to the people of The Diocese of West Missouri.

Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español.

Staff update

One-minute read. Jamillah Duckett, the diocesan Events Coordinator will be leaving the diocesan staff on December 22. Jamillah, who joined the diocesan staff in May 2020 as the half-time Events Coordinator, is moving on to take up a full-time role.

Bishop Bruce’s first Sunday visitation

Two-minute read. Four days after starting her Episcopate with the diocese on December 1, Bishop Bruce was at her first Sunday pastoral visit at Christ Church, Lexington, Missouri.

Possible Data Breach

One-minute read. This afternoon we noticed some unusual account activity on one of the accounts on our bulk emailing service – Constant Contact.

As far as we can determine, none of the data on the system has been tampered with. However, we can not rule out that some data may have been copied.

Candidato Obispo provisional para West Missouri anunciado por el Comité Permanente

El Comité Permanente de la Diócesis de West Missouri ha anunciado su selección de un candidato para Obispo Provisional de West Missouri. La selección formal del candidato será el tema de la primera resolución que se presentará y se votará en la convención anual diocesana de este año, que está programada para el sábado 6 de noviembre de 2021.

Bishop Provisional candidate for West Missouri announced by the Standing Committee

Two-minute read. The Standing Committee of The Diocese of West Missouri has announced their selection of a candidate for Bishop Provisional of West Missouri. The formal selection of the candidate will be the subject of the first resolution to be presented and voted upon at this year’s diocesan annual convention, which is scheduled to be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021.

132nd Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri,November 5-6, 2021

We are busy planning this year’s Annual Convention, and we would like to know how people would prefer to attend. We emailed all clergy and delegates with a link to a short survey. Unfortunately, a large number of churches are still to provide their slates of delegates, so we ask that you share this post with any delegates that we may not have been able to reach via email. Thank you.

Photo and video release resources for churches to use

Two-minute read. As many churches consider a return to in-person worship with livestreaming, it’s an appropriate time to plan for how you will tell people that you may video or photograph them. You will also need to let them know that you may use their images on social media, newsletters, and promotional materials.

It’s a wrap! 2020 Annual Convention Round-up

Two-minute read. It’s a wrap! The Diocese of West Missouri’s first (and hopefully only) online Annual Convention is now over. The 131st Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri was held on Saturday, November 7.

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