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Staff Directory

All staff may be reached at the Bethany Place phone number [(785) 235-9255 or (800) 473-3563] unless otherwise noted.

Note that staff are working a mix of in-the-office and at-hour days, as noted for each person.

The Rt. Rev Cathleen Bascom Bishop

in-office Monday through Thursday unless traveling

Jeanne Atha Executive Assistant to the Bishop

in-office Tuesday; work-from-home Wednesday and Thursday

  • Bishop’s schedule
  • Clergy Gathering
  • Clergy licensing and transfers
  • Council of Trustees
The Rev. Jennifer Allen Bishop's Curate for Mission (913) 620-7773

in-office Monday through Friday

  • Bethany House and Gardens
Greg Bennet Sexton (part-time)
Jay Currie Comptroller

in-office Monday through Friday

  • Financial matters, including apportionments and audits
  • Parochial reports
  • Insurance (health and property)
Michael Funston Associate for Youth, Young Adults, and Campus Ministries (785) 231-8785

in-office Tuesday and Thursday; work-from-home Monday and Wednesday

  • Youth programs and events
  • Youth servant leadership program
  • Safeguarding God’s Children and People online training
  • Background checks for volunteers
  • Consulting and training, including Growing Young presentations
The Rev. Patrick Funston Canon to the Ordinary

in-office Monday and Wednesday; work-from-home Tuesday and Thursday; assisting the bishop in parishes Saturday and Sunday

  • Ordination process
  • Clergy inquiries
Debbie Kremers Missioner for Transitions (part-time) (816) 719-0132
  • Clergy transitions
Michele Moss Director of Operations

in-office Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; work-from-home Monday and Thursday

  • Diocesan Convention
  • Commission on Ministry
  • Diocesan facilities, including Upton Hall Conference Center
  • Lay ministry licensing
  • Registrar records
  • Supply clergy information
Karen Schlabach Youth, Young Adult and Campus Missioner (913) 708-5927

in Topeka Thursday; work-from-home Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

  • Youth programs and events, including MegaCamp (and registrations)
  • Campus and Youth Ministry Council, and newsletter
  • Campus ministry parish grants
  • Summer youth ministry internship
  • Consulting and training
The Rev. George Wiley Canon Pastor (part-time) (785) 813-3149

in Topeka Tuesday

  • Pastoral concerns of clergy and those in the ordination process
Melodie Woerman Director of Communications

in-office Monday; work-from-home Tuesday through Friday

  • Diocesan communications, including the website, The Harvest and DioLog
  • Help for parishes with communication needs
  • Media relations, marketing and public relations
  • Historical inquiries

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