The process of creating our profile was filled with love, prayer, courageous conversations, and careful listening to the people of the Diocese of Missouri, as well as what God put on our hearts. Its foundation is based on the findings of the Search / Nominating committee’s online survey, 48 Holy Listening Sessions, and public and parochial data. The profile describes who we are as a diocese, where we’ve been and who God is calling us to be as we enter a new season in our church. The profile further identifies traits we seek in our new bishop. The people of the Diocese of Missouri seek a bishop who is a missional, pastoral shepherd who will lead us spiritually and administratively through the next decade and beyond.