Announcing the Candidates for 11th Bishop of Missouri


The Standing Committee has unanimously approved a slate of nominees for the election of the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.

The slate was presented on Sept. 26 by the Search and Nominations Committee, whose members spent nearly a year discerning, searching, discussing, interviewing and praying with the goal of presenting a slate that serves the needs of our diocese.

The list below is the result of that process. 


Meet the Nominees

We are pleased to introduce the nominees for the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. 

Nominees are listed in alphabetical order, by last name.

Please click on the individual pictures and/or the names below to learn more about each candidate and watch an introduction video. 


The Rev. Stacey Fussell, Rector at Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Bradford, PA

The Rev. Deon K. Johnson, Rector at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brighton, MI

The Rev. George D. Smith, Rector at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn, IL



All nominees will be in the diocese Nov. 4-7 to participate in our walkabouts. Everyone is invited to attend to meet the nominees in person. 

  • Nov. 4:  Christ Episcopal Church, Cape Girardeau
  • Nov. 5:  Trinity Episcopal Church, Central West End, St. Louis
  • Nov. 6:  Calvary Episcopal Church, Columbia
  • Nov. 7: St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Creve Coeur


Election Notifications, Processes and Procedures

CLICK HERE to download approved guidelines for the bishop election.


Petition Process

The petition process opens Sept. 30, 2019 and closes at 5 p.m. on Oct. 4, 2019. 

CLICK HERE to download complete details and forms for this process.



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