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Convocations

The diocese is divided into four geographic regions, called convocations, and every church of the diocese is a member of one of these convocations. Each convocation has a dean – a clergyperson appointed by the bishop – as well as convocation officers, which can vary based on convocation bylaws.

The clergy of the convocation, plus lay delegates from convocations churches, make up the convocation board, which is required by canon to meet at least four times a year.

Northeast Convocation

Trinity, Atchison; St. Martin’s, Edwardsville; St. Paul’s, Kansas City; St. Margaret’s, Lawrence; Trinity, Lawrence; St. Paul’s, Leavenworth; St. Michael and All Angels, Mission; St. Aidan’s, Olathe; Grace, Ottawa; St. Francis’, Overland Park; St. Thomas’, Overland Park; St. Luke’s, Shawnee

Convocation officers

President: Linda Bemis, email, (913) 856-4689 (term ends September 2021)
President-elect: The Rev. David Cox, email, (913) 236-8600 ext. 306 (term ends September 2021)
Secretary: Donna Griffin (term ends September 2021) email
Dean: The Very Rev. Rob Baldwin, email, (785) 843-6166

Northwest Convocation

St. John’s, Abilene; St. Mark’s, Blue Rapids; St. Paul’s, Clay Center; St. Thomas’, Holton; Church of the Covenant, Junction City; St. Paul’s, Manhattan; St. Paul’s, Marysville; Grace Cathedral, Topeka; St. David’s, Topeka; St. Luke’s, Wamego

Convocation officers

President: Deacon Sandy Horton-Smith, email, (785) 477-6921 (term ends January 2023)
President-elect: To be elected
Secretary: Jill Nelson, email
Dean: The Very Rev. Vicki Smith, email, (785) 272-5144

Southeast Convocation

Grace, Chanute; St. Paul’s, Coffeyville; St. Mary’s, Galena; Church of the Epiphany, Independence; St. Timothy’s, Iola; Church of the Ascension, Neodesha; St. John’s, Parsons; St. Peter’s, Pittsburg; Epiphany, Sedan; Calvary, yates Center

Convocation officers

President: Jeanine Blessant, email, (620) 687-1233 (term ends Spring 2022)
Vice President: The Rev. Mary Schrom Breese, email, (816) 262-2507(term ends Spring 2022)
Secretary: Marsha Burris, email, (620) 365-3181(term ends Spring 2021)
Dean: The Very Rev. Sharon Billman, email, (620) 421-4540

Southwest Convocation

Trinity, Arkansas City; St. Andrew’s, Derby; Trinity, El Dorado; St. Andrew’s, Emporia; St. Matthew’s, Newton; St. Jude’s, Wellington; Good Shepherd, Wichita; St. Bartholomew’s at St. John’s, Wichita; St. James’, Wichita; St. John’s, Wichita; St. Stephen’s, Wichita; Grace, Winfield

Convocation officers

President: The Rev. Les Jackson, email, (316) 283-3310 (term ends October 2021)
President-elect: To be elected
Secretary: Mike Morrow, email, (316) 258-4834
Dean: The Very Rev. Laurie Lewis, email, (316) 841-4332

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