Convention 2021

All key post-convention documents now available on the convention webpage

Final copies of the following are now available:

To Be added later today (11-10-2021):

  • Evensong video recording

2021 Diocesan Necrology

Into thy hands, O merciful Savior, we commend the soul of thy servants, now departed from the body. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech thee, sheep of thine own fold, lambs of thine own flock, sinners of thine own redeeming. Receive them into the arms of thy mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer p483
  • Dean Anderson, St. Matthew’s, Raytown.
  • The Rev. Richard Daniel Brigham.
  • Joy Devin, St. Matthew’s, Raytown.
  • Lou Ann Eschbaker, Christ Church, Booneville.
  • The Rev. Kathy Hall.
  • The Rev. Deacon Sharon Heathman.
  • Sarah ingram-Eiser, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City.
  • Pat Masten, St. Matthew’s, Raytown.
  • Richard Miller, St. Matthew’s, Raytown.
  • Ruth Moss, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City.
  • Louise Pagliai.
  • Jane Petrie, St. Matthew’s, Raytown.
  • The Rev. David With.

Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with all who mourn; that, casting all their care on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer p505

2021 Annual Convention appointments and election results

Diocesan Officers

Chancellor — three-year term

  • Mr. Mark Gallus
    Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City

Associate Chancellor — three-year term

  • Mr. David Powell
    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City

Secretary — one-year term

  • Mr. Curtis Hamilton
    Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City

Treasurer — one-year term

  • Mr. Thomas Kokjer
    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City

Diocesan Council — elected to two-year terms

  • Ms. Regina Berens
    St. Mary Magdalene, Belton
  • Mr. Chris Morrison
    Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City
  • Ms. Sally Scheid
    Christ Church, Springfield
  • Mr. David Scholmer 
    Calvary, Sedalia
  • The Rev. Joe Peirjok 
    Grace Church, Carthage
  • The Rev. Susan Roberts
    St. Luke’s Health System

The Ecclesiastical Authority also appoints two lay members to the Diocesan Council. These appointments have not yet been made.

Standing Committee — elected to two-year terms

  • Ms. Alexandra Connors
    St. Paul’s, Kansas City
  • Mr. Eric Rhodes
    St. Anne’s, Lee’s Summit
  • The Rev. Ann Meredith Kyle
    Calvary, Sedalia
  • The Rev. John Spicer
    St. Andrew’s, Kansas City

Board of Examining Chaplains — elected to three-year terms

  • Dr. Victor Matthews
    St. John’s, Springfield
  • Mr. Channing Horner
    St. Oswald’s, Fairfax
  • The Rev. Ron Verhaeghe
    Christ Church, Warrensburg and St. Luke’s Health System

Disciplinary Board — elected to three-year terms

  • Mr. Richard Wagstaff
    St. Paul’s, Kansas City
  • The Rev. Christy Dorn

BKSM Board of Directors — elected to two-year terms

  • The Rev. Deacon Donna Stanford
    St. Peter & All Saints, Kansas City
  • The Rev. Deacon Alysa Carmichael
    St. Peter & All Saints, Kansas City

Commission on Ministry — elected to three-year terms

  • Ms. Shirley McCarty
    Trinity, Independence
  • Ms. Paula Shepherd
    St. Alban’s, Bolivar
  • Mr. Robert Maynard
    St. Peter & All Saints, Kansas City
  • ,The Rev. Mark Ohlemeier
    Christ Church, Springfield
  • The Very Rev. Jos Tharakan
    St. James, Springfield
  • the Ven. Bruce Bower
    St. Andrew’s, Kansas City 

Elected to fill the remaining two years of an unexpired term

  • Ms. Ann Rainey
    St Andrew’s, Kansas City


  • 11-09-2021. Page text taken from the Convention Digest.
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