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 2021

  • The Rev. Anne Meredith Kyle

    Standing Committee nominee, 2021.
    Secretary, Standing Committee. Elected to Standing Committee in 2019, 2nd two-year term.
    Rector, Calvary Episcopal Church, Christ and Trinity ELCA, Sedalia, (Central Deanery).

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  • The Rev. John Spicer

    Standing Committee nominee, 2021.
    Elected to Standing Committee in 2019, 2nd two-year term.
    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, City Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery).

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  • Ms. Mary Christiano

    Elected in 2019. 2nd two-year term. Christ Episcopal Church, Springfield (Southern Deanery).

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  • Ms Alexandra Connors

    Standing Committee nominee, 2021.
    Elected to the Standing Committee in 2019. 1st two-year term.
    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery).

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Class of 2022

  • The Rev. Ted Estes

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

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  • 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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  • Ms. Shirley Bolden

    Vice President of the Standing Committee. 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

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

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