The Diocese of Missouri
The Diocese of Missouri was organized in 1841 and is the oldest diocese west of the Mississippi River. It is part of Province V, of nine regional provinces, and is made up of 41 congregations plus campus ministries and an intentional Christian community for young adults (Deaconess Anne House). The Rt. Rev. Deon K. Johnson, the leader of our diocese, was elected as the 11th Bishop of Missouri on November 23, 2019, and ordained on June 13, 2020, at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis. We are one of 111 dioceses and regional areas of The Episcopal Church led by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. https://www.diocesemo.org/
St. Timothy’s history of dedicated involvement with the Diocese of Missouri goes back to the early days of our parish that was founded in 1961 as a mission from St. Peter’s, to the present. Over the years, parishioners and clergy have participated in diocesan administration including Diocesan Council, Diocesan Standing Committee, Finance Committee, Metro 4 President and Secretary, and General Convention delegates. We pay our full diocesan assessment, and individual members generously financially support diocesan initiatives.
We maintain a healthy relationship with the Diocese of Missouri through the energy, vision, and leadership of Bishop George Wayne Smith who retired at the end of April 2020 and was succeeded by Bishop Deon Johnson in June 2020. During the 15 months of pandemic lockdown, we have been provided with clear direction on safe worship practices, which has motivated us to create innovative ways to worship and grow to our members and people looking for a church home.