Council

The 25 members of the Diocesan Council are charged with conducting the work of the diocesan Annual Convention throughout the year. The convention meets annually.  Council undertakes the business of the diocese.  Members of the Council include members of the clergy and laypersons elected by the Annual Convention along with additional members appointed by the bishop, the Deans, and the Presidents of the Standing Committee and Episcopal Church Women.  Diocesan Council meets six times annually at various churches throughout West Missouri.  Its meeting schedule is posted on the diocesan calendar and the Events Listing on the Events home page.  All meetings are open to visitors.

Council minutes

Diocesan Council minutes from March 2012 to date can be reviewed on the Diocesan Council Minutes & Diocesan Audits page.

Diocesan Council – Officers

Click on any of the following entries to read the full profile of the council member (where available).

  • The Rev. Galen Snodgrass

    The Rev. Galen Snodgrass

    Vice President, Diocesan Council. Elected to Diocesan Council in 2020, 2nd two-year term. Rector, Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery).

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Diocesan Council – Exofficio

Deans

Episcopal Church Women

Standing Committee

  • Ms. Shirley Bolden

    Ms. Shirley Bolden

    President of the Standing Committee. Exofficio Diocesan Council. Elected to Standing Committee in 2020. 3rd two-year term. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery)

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Class of 2022

  • Gary Gee

    Gary Gee

    Diocesan Council Bishop’s Appointment, 2020. 1st Two-year Term. Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery)

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  • Ms. Cossette Hardwick

    Ms. Cossette Hardwick

    Elected to Diocesan Council in 2020, 2nd Two-Year Term. Christ Episcopal Church, St. Joseph (Northwest-Metro Deanery)

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  • Mr. Spencer J. T. Orr

    Mr. Spencer J. T. Orr

    Elected to Diocesan Council in 2020. 1st two-year term.
    Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage (Southern Deanery)

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  • Ms. Amanda Perschall

    Ms. Amanda Perschall

    Elected to Diocesan Council in 2020. 1st two-year term. Trinity Episcopal Church, Lebanon (Southern Deanery)

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  • Ms. Beverly J Roggenkamp

    Ms. Beverly J Roggenkamp

    Elected to Diocesan Council in 2020. 1st Two-year term. Christ Church, Lexington (Central Deanery)

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  • Ric Sweeting

    Ric Sweeting

    Diocesan Council Bishop’s Appointment, 2020. 1st Two-year Term. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery)

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Class of 2023

  • The Rev. Joe Pierjok

    The Rev. Joe Pierjok

    Elected to Diocesan Council in 2021. 1st two-year Term.
    Associate Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage (Southern Deanery).

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  • The Rev. Susan Roberts

    The Rev. Susan Roberts

    Elected to Diocesan Council in 2021. 1st two-year Term.
    Director of Spiritual Wellness, Priest -in-Charge St. Luke’s Chapel, Saint Luke’s Health System. (Northwest-Metro Deanery).

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  • Ms. Regina Berens

    Ms. Regina Berens

    Elected to Diocesan Council in 2021. 2nd two-year term.
    St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, Belton. (Central Deanery).

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  • Mr. Chris Morrison

    Mr. Chris Morrison

    Elected to Diocesan Council in 2021. 2nd two-year term.
    Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery)

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  • Ms. Sally Scheid

    Ms. Sally Scheid

    Elected to Diocesan Council in 2021. 2nd two-year term.
    Christ Episcopal Church, Springfield (Southern Deanery).

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  • Mr. David Schlomer

    Mr. David Schlomer

    Elected to Diocesan Council in 2021. 2nd two-year term.
    Calvary Episcopal Church, Sedalia. (Central Deanery).

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Updates

  • 11-22-2021. President of the Standing Committee changed. Diocesan Chancellor changed.
  • 11-09-2021. Class of 2023 added, the class of 2021 removed. The maximum number of council members stated in the opening paragraph was incorrect. Amended from 26 to 25.
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