Council

The 26 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

    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

  • The Rev. Jonathan Frazier

    President of the Standing Committee. Exofficio Diocesan Council. Elected to Standing Committee in 2020, 3rd two-year term. Rector, St. Peter & All Saints, Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery)

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Class of 2021

  • The Rev. Laura Hughes

    Elected to Diocesan Council in 2019. 2nd two-year term. Rector, St. George Episcopal Church, Camdenton, Missouri (Southern Deanery).

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  • The Rev. Joe Pierjok

    Diocesan Council nominee, 2021.
    Diocesan Council, one-year unexpired Term (Class of 2021).
    Associate Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage (Southern Deanery).

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  • Ms. Regina Berens

    Bishop’s appointment to Diocesan Council in 2019. 1st. two-year term. St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, Belton. (Central Deanery).

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  • Ms. Kathleen Merrill Jackson

    Elected to Diocesan Council in 2019. 1st Two-year term. St. James Episcopal Church, Springfield, Missouri.

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  • Ms. Jillian Merrill

    Elected in 2019 to Diocesan Council. 2nd Two-year term Trinity Episcopal Church, Independence (Central Deanery)

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  • Mr. Chris Morrison

    Elected in 2019 to Diocesan Council. 1st Two-year term Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery)

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  • Ms. Sally Scheid

    Diocesan Council nominee, 2021.
    Elected in 2019 to Diocesan Council. 1st Two-year term.
    Christ Episcopal Church, Springfield (Southern Deanery).

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  • Mr. David Schlomer

    Diocesan Council Nominee, 2021.
    Bishop’s appointment to Diocesan Council in 2019. 1st two-year term.
    Calvary Episcopal Church, Sedalia. (Central Deanery).

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Class of 2022

  • 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

    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

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

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  • 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

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

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  • 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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