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

The ordination and consecration will be held at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, with only a very limited number in attendance for safety reasons.

The event will be broadcast live on our website, our Facebook page and our YouTube page. Please see below for details. 


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

Because the health and safety of everyone is 0ur greatest priority, only 25 people will be inside the Cathedral for this event... but EVERYONE is invited to watch as we livestream the service.

You can watch a live broadcast of the ordination service on the home page of our website, our Facebook page and our YouTube page. And we have many creative ways for you to be involved. 

Take a look at the projects listed here and be a part of the celebration!


Join our Virtual Choir:

Would YOU like to sing for the Bishop-elect? Well, you can -- virtually! Any interested persons can lend their voices to our diocesan virtual choir to be featured in the consecration.

Visit our Virtual Choir page for all the information you need to be a part of the choir.

Submit your videos to Mary Chapman at no later than Sunday, May 31.


Pass the Peace videos:

Please send us videos of you and anyone in your household (pets, too) “passing the Peace.” These videos will be edited and shared in the livestream during the Consecration.

If you are recording using a phone, please hold it 'landscape.' By uploading a video, you are authorizing the Diocese of Missouri to use it during the livestream as well as in other diocesan publications, including social media.

Submit your "Peace cam" videos here.  Deadline: Sunday, May 31.


Send a Note to Bishop-elect Deon:

We're collecting notes from around the diocese to present to our new bishop. Please submit a short message of welcome, best wishes, hopes, and prayers.

Submit your well wishes here.  Deadline: Sunday, May 31


Photos of life in the diocese:

During this time of social distancing, we're asking everyone across the diocese to send us pictures of past get-togethers at your churches, or families holding up signs of welcome for our new bishop. Wear something fun, decorate your signs -- anything to celebrate our 11th bishop.

Submit your pictures from the diocese here.  Deadline: Sunday, May 31


Send us a photo from your Watch Party:

If we can't see your beautiful faces at the Cathedral, take a moment to snap a picture of yourself and anyone watching the consecration with you. Be sure to include the names of the people and the location of the picture.

Submit your watch party pictures here.  Deadline: Tuesday, June 30


Please note:  By uploading your photos, videos and personal notes, you are authorizing the Diocese of Missouri to use them during the livestream as well as in other diocesan publications, including social media.


Questions about any of these projects? Contact Director of Communications Janis Greenbaum.



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.  


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