In April of 2018, Bishop George Wayne Smith announced his retirement. The Standing Committee of the diocese was tasked with conducting the search for the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Missouri.  In the fall of 2018, the Standing Committee appointed the Bishop Search / Nominating Committee. One of the many tasks of the committee was to create a profile that was representative of the people of the diocese. The profile can be found under the Profile and Forms tab. Below are the next steps in the process:


  • May 1st, the application process opens online

  • All applications must be submitted and postmarked on or before June 21, 2019 (extended)

  • Late June- Interview process begins with prospective candidates 

  • July-August- Interviews conducted online / conduct background checks 

  • September- Retreat with prospective candidatesSlate of candidates decided, Slate presented to Standing Committee