The Kansas Minster Project proposes a collaborative way of organizing ourselves for God’s mission in the Diocese of Kansas in the 21st century — it is a vision of our “branching pattern” for the Jesus Movement, a way of structuring to bear the Way of Love with new vigor.
Minsters are small groups of churches designed for mutual support and sharing of resources, so they can reach out to serve their neighborhoods and communities. They also ensure that every congregation is sacramentally cared for by the priests and deacons within each minster.
There are 11 minsters in the diocese.
Free Saints Minster
St. Martin’s, Edwardsville; St. Margaret’s, Lawrence; Trinity, Lawrence; St. Aidan’s, Olathe; Grace, Ottawa; St. Francis’, Overland Park; St. Thomas’, Overland Park; Canterbury House of Lawrence
Kansas River Minster
St. Paul’s, Kansas City; St. Michael and All Angels, Mission; St. Luke’s, Shawnee
Missouri River Minster
Trinity, Atchison; St. Paul’s, Leavenworth
Minster shepherd: The Rev. Steve Lipscomb, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. John’s, Abilene; St. Mark’s, Blue Rapids; St. Paul’s, Clay Center; Church of the Covenant, Junction City; St. Paul’s, Marysville
St. Thomas’, Holton; St. Paul’s, Manhattan; Grace Cathedral, Topeka; St. David’s, Topeka; St. Luke’s, Wamego; Canterbury House at K-State
Minster shepherd: The Rev. Casey Rohleder, email@example.com
Little Church on the Prairie Minster
St. Paul’s, Coffeyville; Church of the Epiphany, Independence; Church of the Ascension, Neodesha; Epiphany, Sedan
Minster shepherd: The Rev. Mary Schrom Breese, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary’s, Galena; St. John’s, Parsons; St. Peter’s, Pittsburg
Minster shepherd: The Rev. David Jenkins, email@example.com
Love-Emitting Disciples Minster
Grace, Chanute; St. Timothy’s, Iola; Calvary, Yates Center
Minster shepherd: The Rev. Helen Hoch, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity, El Dorado; St. Andrew’s, Emporia; St. Matthew’s, Newton
Minster shepherd: The Rev. Marc McDonald, email@example.com
Good Shepherd, Wichita; St. Bartholomew’s at St. John’s, Wichita; St. James’, Wichita; St. John’s, Wichita; St. Stephen’s, Wichita; college work at Wichita State
Minster shepherd: The Rev. Andrew O’Connor, firstname.lastname@example.org
South by Southwest Minster
Trinity, Arkansas City; St. Andrew’s, Derby; St. Jude’s, Wellington; Grace, Winfield
Minster shepherd: The Rev. Kitty Shield, email@example.com
In December 2020 the Wichita Minster worked together to provide an online service of Advent Lessons and Carols, through the collaborative ministry that minsters offer.