Celebrate the ministry and leadership of 

Bishop Wayne Smith 

Plans to celebrate the leadership and ministry of our 10th bishop have been put on hold because of the coronavirus health crisis. 

We will be rescheduling the celebration once we can safely gather in groups again. Please watch for updates as we move forward. 



For the past 18 years, the Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith has provided vision and leadership as the tenth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. This spring Bishop Smith will retire. 

The coronavirus is forcing us to postpone our farewell celebration plans, but hopefully not for long!

We will post our new plans here as soon as they are available. 


In Gratitude of Bishop Smith

Our farewell gift to Bishop Smith is the establishment of the Director's Discretionary Fund for the Deaconess Anne House. This ministry is near and dear to the heart of our bishop. DAH is a member of the Episcopal Service Corps, bringing young adults together to live in intentional community, worshiping and serving in Old North St. Louis.

Your gift to this fund will provide ongoing financial support for:

  • Corps member emergency needs in times of unanticipated expenses
  • Corps member continuing education and training experiences
  • Neighborhood support for those in need

Read a feature article with details about the gift to Deaconess Anne House

Visit the DONATE page on this website to make an online donation to Bishop Smith's farewell gift.
(on the "funds" drop-down menu, click "Bp Smith Farewell Gift")

If you prefer to send a check, please send your gift to:

The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
ATTN: Desiree Brattin
1210 Locust Street, 3rd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63103

The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri is a non-profit 501(c)(3) religious organization.
Contributions are tax deductible. The Tax ID number for the Diocese of Missouri is 43-0653302.  

Read a short biography of Bishop Smith




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