The diocese will welcome the Rev. Deon Johnson as our 11th bishop on April 25, 2020.

The ordination will be at St. Stanislaus Kostka Polish Catholic Parish in St. Louis. A reception follows at the Polish Heritage Center, on the church grounds.

The installation (seating) will be April 26, 2020, at Christ Church Cathedral.

Please see details below and through the page links above for more information.


We are excited to welcome the Rev. Deon Kevin Johnson as the 11th Bishop to the Diocese of Missouri!

All information about this historic event will be available here. Please check the links at the top of this page and throughout the text below for complete details of the entire weekend.

We invite everyone in the Diocese to be a part of this joyous event, either by attending in person or by watching a livestream feed at a watch party or your home. 

Additional details will be added as they become available -- thank you for your patience and please be sure to check back regularly for updates.


 The Ordination and Consecration of Deon Kevin Johnson:

     Saturday, April 25
     St. Stanislaus Kostka Polish Catholic Church
     1413 North 20th Street
     St. Louis, MO 63106

     Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
     You must be seated by 10:15 a.m. (or you will be seated at 11 a.m. - after the processional)

Click the links for information:


     Immediately following the service
     Christ Church Cathedral
     1210 Locust Street
     St. Louis, MO 63103


The Formal Seating of the Diocesan Bishop:

     Sunday, April 26
     10 a.m.
     Christ Church Cathedral
     1210 Locust Street
     St. Louis, MO 63103

Click the links for information:



Help us welcome our new bishop by making a financial gift to provide new vestments and other items for our celebration. 

To make a donation online:
     visit the donate page of our website

To make a donation through the mail:
     The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
     c/o Desiree Brattin
     1210 Locust Street, 3rd Floor
     St. Louis, MO 63103
     (please indicate "Deon Johnson gift" on the memo line)

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



All events taking place during this weekend will rely on many volunteers sharing their time and talents. Our sincere gratitude goes to everyone involved!

All volunteers will be contacted separately by ministry leaders for detailed instructions. 


Preparations, Rehearsals & Fellowship:

Friday, April 24
     more details coming soon for all these Friday events:

  • Press Conference with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
    10:15 a.m.

  • Diocesan clergy meet with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
    11 a.m.

  • Diocesan clergy spouses with with Mrs. Curry
    11 a.m.

  • Pre-rehearsal (for liturgical leaders only)
    2-4 p.m.
    St. Stanislaus Church

  • Rehearsal (invitation only - for individuals with moving and speaking parts)
    4:30 p.m.
    St. Stanislaus Church

  • Union of Black Episcopalians Reception
    6 p.m.
    Christ Church Cathedral, 4th Floor

  • Reception for Visiting Bishops and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
    7 p.m.
    Christ Church Cathedral, 4th Floor 



We ask for your prayers for Bishop George Wayne Smith and his family, Bishop-elect Deon Johnson and his family, and all members of our Bishop Search and Transition Committees. 

Please direct any questions to Transition Committee Chairperson Jane Klieve at


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