2022 SC Nominee – Clergy

The Rev. Larry Ehren

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Elected to Standing Committee in 2022. 1st two-year term.
Priest in Charge, St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, Belton (Central Deanery).

Previous Cures/Assignments

  • Internship at St. Luke’s in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
  • Transitional Deacon at St. Mary Magdalene in Belton, Missouri.
  • Coordinator of the Way (Adult Catechumenate) at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Twenty years in faith sponsored health care at the Executive and Departmental level – most recently Director of Spiritual Care at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill in Kansas City, Missouri.

Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • Standing Committee 2018-2020.
  • Commission on Ministry Sub-committee on Lay Ministry Licensing.
  • Commission on Ministry Sub-committee on Discernment Process.
  • Faculty member at the Bishop Kemper School of Ministry, 2017 – present.

Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:  

  • Baptized for Life – An Episcopal Church Discipleship National Initiative – A partnership with the Lilly Foundation and the Virginia Theological Seminary – 2018 to Present.

Additional comments

Board Certified Chaplain, Certified Listening Hearts trainer, MBA in Organizational Development from Rockhurst University, Certificate in Health Care Ethics from Saint Louis University and the University of Washington, ten years on a Diocesan staff with a focus on ministry formation, twenty years of faith sponsored healthcare leadership, currently completing a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality at VTS

Updates

  • 10-20-2022. Updated to include 2022 Standing Committee nomination.
  • 10-28-2020. Updated with latest supplied information for nomination to Standing Committee

The Rev. Ted Estes

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Elected to Standing Committee in 2022. 2nd two-year term.
Rector (interim), St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Joplin. (Southern Deanery).

Previous Cures/Assignments

  • Rector at St. Paul’s Church, Lee’s Summit.
  • Associate Rector at Grace Church, Carthage.
  • Rector at All Saints Church, Nevada.
  • Chaplain at St. Luke’s Nursing Center, Carthage.
  • Youth Minister at Grace Church, Carthage.

 Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • Member & Vice-president Standing Committee 2020-Present.
  • Diocesan Council 2016-20.
  • Diocesan Executive Council 2016-20.
  • Deanery Council Member 2008-Present.
  • Secretary of the Diocese.
  • Member & Secretary of the Board of Trustees for St. Luke’s Nursing Center.
  • Diocesan Board of Examining Chaplains.
  • Board Member of Bishop Kemper School of Ministry.
  • Bishop’s Transition Team.
  • Campus Ministry Commission.
  • Hispanic Ministry Commission.
  • Camp WEMO Staff.

 Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:  

  • Province Deputy 2009-2018
  • General Convention Deputy 2012 & 2015

Additional comments

  • Licensed Psychotherapist (LPC, LMFT) 1993-Present in Independent Practice.
  • Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists 1993-Present.
  • Member and President of the Missouri Licensing Board for Marital & Family Therapist 2005-2020.
  • Educator, Counselor, and Psychological Examiner in public schools 1978-2012.

Updates

  • 10-21-2022. Correction. Fr. Ted Estes is a nominee for Standing committee. Corrected from ‘Diocesan Council nominee’. (Thanks to Fr. Steven King for pointing out the error).
  • 10-18-2022. Updated with latest supplied information for nomination to Standing Committee.
  • 11-22-2021. Updated to add role as Vice President.
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