2022 DC – Lay

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.

Ms. Cossette Hardwick

Elected to Diocesan Council in 2020, 2nd Two-Year Term.
Christ Episcopal Church, St. Joseph (Northwest-Metro Deanery)

Involvement at a Church level:

  • Licensed as a Eucharistic Visitor and Eucharistic Minister
  • I currently serve on the Altar Guild

Prior to the arrival of COVID,

  • Helped with Meals on Wheels
  • Organized the adult formation class in 2019
  • Sunday School teacher for many years, ending in 2019

 Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • Commission on Ministry (recording secretary)
  • Diocesan Council
  • Served as a convention delegate or alternate for many years ending in 2017

 Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:

  • None at present.

Additional comments

I enjoy all my responsibilities and adventures within the Episcopal Church. I enjoy working at the Diocesan level and meeting new people within the diocese.

Updates

  • 10-28-2020. Updated with the 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.

Ric Sweeting

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Diocesan Council Bishop’s Appointment, 2020. 1st Two-year Term.
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City (Northwest-Metro Deanery)

Involvement at a Church level:

  • Started the Nursery Committee before my daughter was born, 1992?- 1994
  • Served as Usher since 1992
  • Lay Eucharist Minister since 1993
  • Youth Education teacher1997 1998
  • Chair of formerly young adults 1996-2006
  • Assistant to Sacristan 1998-2016
  • Vestry 1995-1998. 1999. 2001- 2004
  • Member of Dean’s search committee that selected VR Dennis JJ Schmidt
  • Member of Dean’s search that selected VR Terry White
  • Head of Garden Guild since 2018. Cook Team at KCCK 1998=2002. 2017-2020. Back snack delivery 2018-2020

 Involvement at a Deanery Council/Diocesan level:

  • Delegate to Diocesan Annual Convention 1995-2002, 2004-2005, 2014, and 2016
  • Delegate to the special convention that elected RR Barry Howe

 Involvement at a Provincial/General Church level:

None at present.

Additional comments

I’ve served durning several transition periods and would like to offer my services at this time.

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