The diocese will welcome the Rev. Deon Johnson as our 11th bishop on June 13, 2020.

The original date of April 25 has been changed due to the coronavirus health crisis. 

The June 13 event will be held at Christ Church Cathedral and will likely be radically scaled down from original plans.

Please watch for new details as they become available.


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

Our plans to ordain our new bishop on April 25 have been put on hold because of the coronavirus health crisis. 

Presiding Bishop Curry has set a new ordination date of June 13, 2020 for the event. The Transition Committee will be announcing new, scaled down plans as soon as possible.

Although the situation has changed, we still want everyone to be a part of this joyous event. We will livestream the ordination so everyone can watch and we will bring the diocese together for a proper celebration of our new bishop once this crisis is over.

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, June 13
     Christ Church Cathedral
     1220 Locust Street
     St. Louis, MO 63103

All details for the ordination, originally planned for April 25, will be updated soon.



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. 



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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