Standing Committee

The Standing Committee is the Bishop’s counterpart and advisory body providing a check and balance on the Bishop’s authority and also giving the Bishop the benefit of its council.

  • Made up of four priests and four laypersons;
  • Nominations welcome from throughout the diocese;
  • Self-nomination is permitted;
  • Elected by the Diocesan Annual Convention in a concurrent vote by orders;
  • Two-year terms, with a limit of three consecutive terms.

Additional info: The Standing Committee becomes the Ecclesiastical Authority in the absence or incapacitation of the Bishop. It also has final approval of applications for candidacy and ordinations, consents to episcopal elections, and property sales of diocesan or parochial properties.

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

Class of 2022

  • The Rev. Ted Estes

    The Rev. Ted Estes

    Vice President of the Standing Committee. Elected to Standing Committee in 2020. 1st two-year term. Retired. (Southern Deanery).

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  • The Rev. Jonathan Frazier

    The Rev. Jonathan Frazier

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

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  • 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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  • Ms. Marsha Patterson

    Ms. Marsha Patterson

    Elected to Standing Committee in 2020. 1st two-year term. Christ Episcopal Church, Springfield. (Southern Deanery).

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Class of 2023

  • The Rev. Anne Meredith Kyle

    The Rev. Anne Meredith Kyle

    Secretary of the Standing Committee. Elected to Standing Committee in 2021. 3rd two-year term.
    Rector, Calvary Episcopal Church, Christ and Trinity ELCA, Sedalia, (Central Deanery).

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  • The Rev. John Spicer

    The Rev. John Spicer

    Elected to Standing Committee in 2021. 3rd two-year term.
    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, City Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery).

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  • Ms Alexandra Connors

    Ms Alexandra Connors

    Elected to the Standing Committee in 2021. 2nd two-year term.
    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery).

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  • Mr Eric Rhodes

    Mr Eric Rhodes

    Elected to Standing Committee in 2021. 1st two-year term.
    St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Lee’s Summit (Central Deanery).

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Updates

  • 11-09-2021. Class of 2023 added, the class of 2021 removed.
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