2020 SC Nominee – Lay

Ms. Shirley Bolden

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Elected to Diocesan Council in 2022. 1st two-year term.
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery)

Involvement at a Church level

  • Currently Senior Warden.
  • Treasurer from 1990 until 2007.
  • Vestry member 1998-2003.
  • Past President of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church Women.
  • Chair of the Deacon Williams’ Food Pantry.
  • Altar Guild and Choir Member (currently).
  • Eucharistic Minister and Visitor.
  • Lay Chaplain- through the Community of Hope.
  • Treasurer 1990 to 2007.
  • Coffee Hour Committee.

 Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • Currently-President of Standing Committee (2020-2022).
  • Member of the Standing Committee and Vice-Chair (2016-2020).
  • Currently Chair of the Diversity and Reconciliation Commission.
  • Member of the re-established Peace and Justice Commission.
  • Work with the Necessities Project.

Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:

  • Past President of the Province VII Episcopal Church Women 2005-2008.
  • Alternate Deputy to General Convention-Minneapolis, Minesota.
  • Triennial delegate 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018.
  • Chosen as Women of The Year at the 2012. Triennial.

Additional comments

I feel that Racial and Cultural Differences are seen as Assets. A level of welcoming and acceptance is what we should be aiming for in all of our parishes. This means a concerted effort at eradicating the social sin of any racial bias and truly accepting diverse peoples in our congregations.

Updates

  • 10-19-2022. Updated with latest supplied information
  • 11-22-2021. Updated to add role as President.
  • 10-29-2020. Updated with latest supplied information for nomination to Standing Committee

Walter George

Standing Committee Nominee, 2020.
Elected for a one-year unexpired term.
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, City Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery)

Involvement at a Church level:

  • 6 years Senior Warden, Eucharistic Minister, Usher, volunteer

 Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • Former Vice President of the Diocesan Council having served two terms
  • Currently a member of the Standing Committee
  • Active in the Heartland Cursillo

 Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:

  • None at present.

Additional comments

The Standing Committee is actively preparing for and planning the upcoming transitions for the Diocese (in addition to it’s other responsibilities). I think my extensive experience with Diocesan Council matters has been helpful in my first year of Standing Committee and will be helpful over the next term of the Standing Committee work.

Updates

  • 10-28-2020. Updated with latest supplied information for nomination to Standing Committee

Ms. Marsha Patterson

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Elected to Standing Committee in 2022. 2nd two-year term.
Christ Episcopal Church, Springfield. (Southern Deanery).

 Involvement at a Church Level

  • Vestry – 2001-2007 (2 terms).
  • Vestry – 2012-2018 (2 terms).
  • Senior Warden (2013-2018).
  • Chair of Parish Council 2015-2018.
  • Co-Chair of Parish “Ripe for the Harvest” program 2013 -2014.
  • EfM Graduate 2011-2015.
  • Volunteer at Center City Christian Outreach Well of Life Food Pantry 2012-2019.
  • Treasurer – St Macrina Chapter of DOK.
  • Chairman of 2 Congregational Discernment Committees – 2001 & 2013.
  • Stewardship Committee – Chair 2005 & 2006.
  • Member of 2 Youth Minister Search Committees.
  • Coordinated Congregational Mediation Process – 2016.
  • Facilitator Women’s Bible Study 2021- present.

Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • Diocesan Council – 2015-2019.
  • Member of Development Committee for the South Youth Network – 2013-2015.
  • Bishop Day Conferences.
  • Delegate to Diocesan Convention 2012- present.

 Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:  

  • None at present

Additional comments

I have been an Episcopalian since I was a young child at Trinity Episcopal Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We have attended Christ Church, Springfield for more than 35 years. Over the years, my family has received many blessings for which I am very grateful. Serving on the Standing Committee for another term would be a way for me to use the knowledge I have learned in the past two years to continue the work of the Diocese in this period of transition and to give back to God, the Diocese, and the Church.

Updates

  • 10-19-2022. Updated with latest supplied information for nomination to Standing Committee.
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