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Diomo Gray Trans background no letteringThere are 43 congregations in the Diocese (31 are parishes and 12 are organized missions), 2 campus ministries, and an intentional community (Deaconess Anne House). A parish is financially self-supporting. Typically the lead cleric at a parish is a Rector, and at a mission is a Vicar.

Diomo Gray Trans background no letteringOur bishop and ecclesiastical leader is the Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith who is the tenth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.

Diomo Gray Trans background no letteringAccording to parochial reports in 2012, there are 12,144 active members in this diocese. The 21 churches in metropolitan St. Louis have about 76% of members. The Tables of Statistics for all dioceses in The Episcopal Church, including the Diocese of Missouri, are maintained online.

Diomo Gray Trans background no letteringThe 2013 Diocesan Operating Budget as passed by the 173rd Diocesan Convention projected expenditures totaling $2,120,645.00.

Diomo Gray Trans background no letteringIn 2013 there were 132 ordained men and women canonically resident in the diocese, of whom 55 are retired, with an additional13 licensed to officiate in this diocese. There are 24 persons in the ordination process.

Diomo Gray Trans background no letteringThe Bishop and Diocesan Council, an elected body, plan policy and recommend a budget for the program of the Diocese, which is approved each year at the annual Diocesan Convention.

Diomo Gray Trans background no letteringThere are six Convocation districts in the Diocese. The Members of Convention meet from time to time during the recess of Convention in district assemblies called Convocations. They are charged with: familiarize Convention delegates with proposed resolutions and diocesan goals and budget; to provide communication between delegates and Diocesan Council; to facilitate communication between Diocesan Council and Vestries/Bishop's Committees; to elect Diocesan Council members and to propose nominees for Standing Committee, Diocesan Council Members At Large, Cathedral Chapter and General Convention Deputies; and to promote Christian fellowship. Convocations determine their own structure and elect officers as needed.

Diomo Gray Trans background no letteringThe Diocese has had a companion relationship with the Diocese of Lui in southern Sudan since April 2006. The Diocese previously had a companion relationship with the Anglican dioceses of northern Nigeria and with the Diocese of Puerto Rico.

Diomo Gray Trans background no letteringThe Diocese of Missouri consists of the territory embraced within the City of St. Louis, and the following fifty four Counties of the State of Missouri:

Adair, Audrain, Bollinger, Boone, Butler, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Clark, Cole, Crawford, Dent, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Iron, Jefferson, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, Maries, Marion, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Montgomery, New Madrid, Oregon, Osage, Pemiscot, Perry, Phelps, Pike, Pulaski, Ralls, Randolph, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Charles, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, St. Louis, Schuyler, Scotland, Scott, Shannon, Shelby, Stoddard, Texas, Warren, Washington, Wayne.