Gary Allman

Photograph of Gary Allman - Communications Director with The Diocese of West Missouri

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

I’m here to tell the people of West Missouri what you are doing, and help you do the same within your local community.

Send me your news, details of your events, and bring me your questions. We can talk about your website, social media, livestreaming, promotions, marketing, and church administration tools too!

2022 Renewal of Vows and Blessing of Oils

Two-minute read. On April 12, 2022, the clergy of West Missouri gathered at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral for a Holy Eucharist to commemorate the Tuesday of Holy Week, with a renewal of baptismal and ordination vows, and the blessing of Holy Oils.

Confirmations at St. Matthew’s

Two-minute read. On Friday, April 8, 2022, Vicki and Jerry Larsen were confirmed by Bishop Bruce at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Ozark.

One in the Spirit; One in the Lord

Two-minute read. Episcopalians and Lutherans throughout the Midwest came together in Kansas City on March 25, 2022, to celebrate 20 years of our Call to Common Mission.

Leadership Essentials Session 2 – Administration

50-minute video. Join Emily Davenport (Bishop’s Executive Assistant) and Gary Allman (Communications Director), for the second installment of Leadership Essentials, where we focused on Church Administration with a little bit of communications thrown in.

Fr. Chandler Jackson elected Dean of the Southern Deanery

One-minute read. The Rev. Chandler Jackson III has been elected the new dean of the Southern Deanery by the Southern Deanery Council. Fr. Chandler replaces Fr. Jos Tharakan, Bishop Elect of Idaho.

Welcome and Seating of Bishop Bruce

Three-minute read. Photographs of the Welcome and Seating service held for the Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City Missouri on January 6, 2022.

New Spirit Update, December 17, 2021

In this issue: Christmas messages, disaster relief, and Bishop Bruce’s visits to Christ Church, Lexington, and Grace, Carthage. Plus: Meditation and prayer, a  journey to Advent, and some dates to save in 2022.

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.

New Spirit Update, December 2, 2021

In this issue: Bishop Bruce’s first day, Fr. Charles’ installation at St. Mary’s, and welcoming refugees. Plus, St. Augustine’s round church has ancient roots, Episcopal Relief & Development’s Year-end match campaign, and lots more.

Bishop Bruce’s first day

One-minute read. On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, the Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce commenced her Episcopate as Bishop Provisional of West Missouri. Bishop Bruce has provided a brief first day message to the people of the diocese.

New Spirit Update, November 11, 2021

In this issue: what happed at the 2021 Annual Convention, the ordination of Rita Kendagor, St. Michael’s Necessity Pantry, and much, much, more!

New Spirit Update, September 16, 2021

In this issue: A farewell from Bishop Marty, Hispanic Heritage Month, St. Philip’s Trenton’s fund-raising efforts, and much, more!

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