2021 SC Nominee – Clergy

The Rev. Charles Everson

The Rev Charles Everson Image : Mary Ann Teschan

Standing Committee nominee, 2021.
Rector, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, (Northwest-Metro Deanery).

Previous Cures/Assignments

  • Curate, St. Luke’s, Shawnee, Kansas: June 2016 – August 2018

 Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • I attend our deanery meetings faithfully and have attended diocesan convention each year since I arrived at St. Mary’s in 2017.
  • Having transferred my canonical residence to this diocese mid-2019, I have not yet served on any official committees at the deanery or diocesan level, and look forward to serving in this way should that be the will of the Convention!

 Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:  

  • I have served in leadership roles in the Society of Catholic Priests of North America, a devotional society for clergy in The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada, since 2017, first as communications officer, and now as provincial convener.

Additional comments

After a brief stint as a Southern Baptist missionary after college, I worked in the banking industry for 15 years, beginning as a teller, and ultimately ending up on the senior management team and responsible for the regulatory compliance and anti-money laundering programs. After being ordained deacon in 2016 and then priest in early 2017, I was bi-vocational until leaving banking entirely in August 2020.

Updates

  • 10-11-2021. Supplied profile text added.

The Very Rev. Robin James

Dean, Northwest-Metro Deanery.
General Convention First Alternate Deputy to GC81. Elected in 2022.
Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Liberty. (Northwest-Metro Deanery).

Previous Cures/Assignments

  • Priest-in-Charge, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, New Paltz, New York.
  • Chaplain, Campus Ministries, Diocese of New York — three campuses.
  • Canon Precentor (also Curate, Precentor), Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • January 2022 – Present Dean, Northwest-Metro Deanery, The Diocese of West Missouri
  • January 2022 – Present Member, Diocesan Council, The Diocese of West Missouri
  • January 2022 – Present Member, Finance Committee, The Diocese of West Missouri
  • February 2022 – Present Member, Constitution and Canons Committee, The Diocese of West Missouri
  • December 2021 – Present Member, Human Resources Committee, The Diocese of West Missouri
  • November 2021 – Present Chair, Resolutions Committee, The Diocese of West Missouri
  • Other Dioceses Commissions and Committees
  • January 2014 – August 2019, Diocese of New York
  • May 2005 – December 2013, Diocese of Utah

 Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:  

  • None at present.

Additional comments

  • Prior to ordination I enjoyed a first career in university academic advising.

Updates

  • 10-19-2022. Updated with the latest supplied information for nomination as a General Convention Deputy.
  • 10-11-2021. Existing profile text updated with the latest submission.

The Rev. Anne Meredith Kyle

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Secretary of the Standing Committee. Elected to Standing Committee in 2021. 3rd two-year term.
General Convention Deputy to GC81. Elected in 2022.
Rector, Calvary Episcopal Church and Pastor, Christ and Trinity ELCA, Sedalia, (Central Deanery).

Previous Cures/Assignments

  • Rector, Calvary Sedalia, 2016 – present.

Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • Delegate to Southern Deanery/Diocesan Convention 2005 – 2007.
  • Committee for Churches in Small Towns and Rural Areas 2006 – 2010.
  • Committee for Campus Ministry 2006 – 2012.
  • Emergency Preparedness and Planning Committee 2010 – 2018.
  • Standing Committee 2018 – present.
  • West Missouri Deputy to the 79th General Convention (2018).
  • Chair of the West Missouri Deputation to the 80th General Convention (2022).

Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:  

  • West Missouri Deputy to the 79th General Convention (2018).
  • Chair of the West Missouri Deputation to the 80th General Convention (2022).

Additional comments

  • I have been a registered nurse for over 35 years working primarily in public health, including public health emergency preparedness. As a lay person I was active in a large congregation and in a small one. I served as a facilitator for “Envisioning Congregational Mission”, working with congregations all over the diocese.

Updates

  • 10-19-2022. Updated with the latest supplied information for nomination as a General Convention Deputy.
  • 11-22-2021. Updated to add role as Secretary.
  • 11-09-2021. Updated to reflect successful election.
  • 10-11-2021. Existing profile text updated with the latest submission.

The Rev. John Spicer

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

Previous Cures/Assignments

  • Vicar, Church of the Good Shepherd, Springfield, 2002-2005.
  • Associate rector, St. Andrew’s Kansas City, 2005-2011.
  • Priest-in-charge, St. Andrew’s, Kansas City, 2011-2012.
  • Rector, St. Andrew’s, Kansas City, 2012-present.

 Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • West Missouri Spirit Editorial Board, 2003-2012.
  • Diocesan Liturgy and Spirituality Committee, 2003-2007.
  • Standing Committee, 2004-2007 (president 2006-2007).
  • Diocesan Council, 2006-2007.
  • Diocesan Communications Committee, 2006-2009.
  • Dean of the Metro Deanery and member of Episcopal Ministry Support Team, 2013-2014.
  • Presenter at Summer Church Summit, 2017.
  • Presenter at Bishop’s Day, 2018.
  • Standing Committee, 2017-present.

 Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:

  • Member and participant, Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes, 2013-present.
  • Member of the diocesan delegation to TEC’s Project Resource, 2017.
  • workshop leader in Columbus, OH (Diocese of Southern Ohio), 2018.
  • General Convention deputy, 2022.

 Additional comments

Author of “Beating the Boundaries: The Church God is Calling Us to Be,” Morehouse, 2016.

Updates

  • 11-09-2021. Updated to reflect successful election.
  • 10-11-2021. Existing profile text updated with the latest submission.
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