2022 DC 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

Gary Gee

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Nominee, Diocesan Council, 2022 (1st two-year term).
Diocesan Council Bishop’s Appointment, 2020.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery)

Involvement at a Church level:

  • Eucharistic Minister.
  • Lector.
  • Verger.
  • Pledge Secretary.
  • Vestry Member.
  • Junior Warden.
  • Senior Warden.

 Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • Bishop’s Appointment to Diocesan Council.
  • Northwest-Metro Deanery member.
  • Good Shepherd delegate to Diocesan Convention.

 Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:

  • None at present.

Additional comments

Bishop Kemper graduate Lay Catechist.

Updates

  • 10-19-2022. Updated with latest supplied information for nomination to Diocesan Council.

Mr. Spencer J. T. Orr

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Elected to Diocesan Council in 2022. 2nd two-year term.
General Convention Deputy to GC81. Elected in 2022.
Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage (Southern Deanery).

Involvement at a Church level:

  • Member of the Organ Committee.
  • Saint Gregory Choir Member Emeritus.
  • Occasional Flute Player at various services throughout the year, when asked.
  • Youth Ministry Commission – As a youth, since 2005. As an Adult Volunteer ~2013-2020

 Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • Southern Deanery Grace Church Delegate to Diocesan Conventions 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022.
  • First Term Elected Member of Diocesan Council 2020-2022.
  • Bishop’s Appointee to Diocesan Council 2018-2020.

 Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:

  • General Convention Deputy to the 80th General Convention in 2021

Additional comments

A lifelong member of Grace Episcopal Church in Beautiful, Charming, and Historic Carthage, Missouri; Spencer seeks election to Diocesan Council for a second elected term (2022-2024) to continue the work of serving and supporting our shared ministry together as the Episcopal Church in West Missouri, noting and representing the respective needs of our congregations (urban and rural) of our Diocese.

General Convention Deputy

Spencer seeks election to represent our Diocese as a Lay member of our West Missouri Deputation for a second time to the 81st General Convention in Louisville, Kentucky in 2024.

Updates

  • 10-19-2022. Updated with the latest supplied information for nomination to Diocesan Council and as a General Convention Deputy.
  • 10-28-2020. Updated with the latest supplied information for nomination to Diocesan Council.

Ms. Amanda Perschall

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Elected to Diocesan Council in 2022. 2nd two-year term.
General Convention Deputy to GC81. Elected in 2022.
Trinity Episcopal Church, Lebanon (Southern Deanery).

Involvement at a Church level:

As a clergy daughter, Amanda grew up being steeped in Anglican tradition, worship, and ministry; being in church are some of her earliest and fondest memories.

At Trinity, Lebanon:

  • Bishop’s Warden: January 2009-January 2014.
  • Bishop’s Committee Member January 2007-January 2009, January 2022-present.
  • Altar Guild August 2006-present.
  • Eucharistic Minister January 2013 – present.
  • Lector August 2006 – present.

At Trinity, Kirksville:

  • Peer Minister for Campus Ministry January 2004 – December 2005.
  • Bishop’s Committee Clerk January 2004 – December 2005.
  • Lector August 2003 – December 2005.
  • Choir Member August 2003 – December 2005.

 Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • Convention and Deanery Delegate 2010 – present.
  • Youth Ministry Commission Member August 2011 – present.
  • Diocesan Council member 2014 – 2018, 2020-2022
  • Vice-dean of the Southern Deanery Council.

 Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:

  • Attended General Convention with WEMO Youth 2012 and 2015.
  • General Convention Deputy 2018 and 2022

Additional comments

In secular life, Amanda is a high school social studies teacher. She has held numerous leadership roles at school including Professional Development Committee building chair, PLC facilitator, PBIS Committee secretary, new teacher mentor, curriculum writer, and local NEA co-president. Amanda enjoys traveling to experience and learn more from the world.

Updates

  • 10-19-2022. Updated with the latest supplied information for nomination to Diocesan Council and as a General Convention Deputy.

Ms. Beverly J Roggenkamp

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Elected to Diocesan Council in 2022. 2nd Two-year term.
Christ Church, Lexington (Central Deanery)

Involvement at a Church level:

Christ Church Lexington:

  • Senior Warden, 2018-2022.
  • Vestry member 2016-2017.
  • Pledge Secretary 2000-2016.

Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City, Missouri:

Vestry member 2012-2014.

Financial Ministry Council member 2010-2016.

 Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • Central Deanery member 2016-2022.
  • Diocesan Council member, appointed by Bishop Martin Field, 2018-2019.
  • Diocesan Council member elected at Diocesan Convention 2020-2022.
  • NERM representative for Christ Church Lexington 2017-2022.

 Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:

None at present.

Additional comments

Life-long Episcopalian; Confirmed by The Rev. John M. Allin at Trinity Episcopal Church, Yazoo City, MS 1957; he would later be elected Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; completed Education for Ministry program 2016; became member of Daughters of the King 2016.

I have been honored to serve the past 4 years on Diocesan Council and look forward to continuing to serve the Diocese in whatever capacity I may.

Updates

  • 10-19-2022. Updated with the latest supplied information for nomination to Diocesan Council.
  • 10-28-2020. Updated with the latest supplied information for nomination to Diocesan Council.
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