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Minsters

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

Minster shepherds: The Very Rev. Rob Baldwin, rb@trinitylawrence.org and the Rev. Gar Demo, gdemo@stthomasop.org

Kansas River Minster

St. Paul’s, Kansas City; St. Michael and All Angels, Mission; St. Luke’s, Shawnee

Minster shepherds: Deacon Susan Drury, suzi@stmaa.com and Stephan Mann, stmann48@gmail.com

Missouri River Minster

Trinity, Atchison; St. Paul’s, Leavenworth

Minster shepherd: The Rev. Steve Lipscomb, r.stevelipscomb@gmail.com

Bluestem Minster

St. John’s, Abilene; St. Mark’s, Blue Rapids; St. Paul’s, Clay Center; Church of the Covenant, Junction City; St. Paul’s, Marysville

Minster shepherds: The Rev. Greg Doll, padregregks@gmail.com and the. Rev. Doreen Rice, priestepiscopaljc@gmail.com

Tallgrass Minster

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, mothercasey@gmail.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, momary1400@gmail.com

Southeast Minster

St. Mary’s, Galena; St. John’s, Parsons; St. Peter’s, Pittsburg

Minster shepherd: The Rev. David Jenkins, 1301.dave@gmail.com

Love-Emitting Disciples Minster

Grace, Chanute; St. Timothy’s, Iola; Calvary, Yates Center

Minster shepherd: The Rev. Helen Hoch, hhoch.rev@gmail.com

Heartland Minster

Trinity, El Dorado; St. Andrew’s, Emporia; St. Matthew’s, Newton

Minster shepherd: The Rev. Marc McDonald, frmemc@gmail.com

Wichita Minster

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, gsrector@sbcglobal.net

South by Southwest Minster

Trinity, Arkansas City; St. Andrew’s, Derby; St. Jude’s, Wellington; Grace, Winfield

Minster shepherd: The Rev. Kitty Shield, kshield3@att.net


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.

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