Offices of the Bishop Directory

The Bishop of Missouri

The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith 
Tenth Bishop of Missouri
(314) 231-1220

Bishop's Staff

The Rev. Canon Joe Chambers
Canon to the Ordinary
(314) 231-1220

 Contact for:

  • Parish search process 
  • Updating clergy and lay professional resumes and OTM profiles 
  • Diocesan Convention planning 
  • Diocesan Constitutions and Canons 
  • Title IV (ecclesiastical discipline) Intake Officer
  • Disaster Response 
  • Diocesan Programs 
  • Clergy days and retreats 
  • Diocesan Liturgies 
  • Standing Committee


Ms. Desirée A. Brattin
Executive Director of Finance and Administration
(314) 231-1220 ext.1371

Contact for:

  • Financial questions 
  • Budget requests 
  • Assessments 
  • Diocesan Investment Trust 
  • Diocesan Council 
  • Audits 
  • White Fund loans 
  • Church Assistance Endowment Fund Grants 
  • Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund Grants 
  • Church Insurance - Property, Liability, Workers Compensation


The Rev. Canon Loren Lasch
Canon for Christian Formation 
(314) 231-1220 ext.1383 (office)
(314) 600-8724 (cell and SMS)


Contact for:

  • Youth ministry
  • Diocesan Youth Advisory Council
  • Discernment Process Coordinator
  • Safeguarding God’s Children


Ms. Rita Benson 
Finance Assistant and Benefits Administrator
(314) 231-1220 ext.1384

Contact for:

  • Changes in health, life, and disability insurance benefits, open enrollment, CPG 
  • Changes in employee status 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • General check requests 
  • Accounts receivables and payables 
  • UTO Grants 
  • Diocesan program financial reports 
  • Parochial reports
  • All Diocesan event registration and support
  • Background checks


Mrs. Tracy Grigsby 
Receptionist and Administrative Assistant
(314) 231-1220 ext. 1300

Contact for:

  • Diocesan Council support 
  • To check out communication hardware 
  • Convocation reports  
  • Standing Committee support 
  • Dismantling Racism Commission


Ms. Susan Rehkopf
Diocesan Archivist and Registrar
(314) 231-1220 ext.1375

Contact for:

  • Historical records, artifacts and photos 
  • Parish history; Diocesan organization and program history 
  • Baptismal and confirmation records, letters of transfer from closed churches
  • Genealogical information


Ms. Susan Wegner  
Executive Assistant to the Bishop and Canon to the Ordinary
(314) 231-1220 ext.1370

Contact for:

  • Appointments for the Bishop and Canon to the Ordinary 
  • Lay licensing 
  • Remarriage petitions and authorizations 
  • Diocesan Confirmation service 
  • Bishop's visitations 
  • Renewal of ministry 
  • Letters Dimissory 
  • Chrism oil  
  • Address changes 
  • Supply Clergy list


Ms. Beth Felice
(314) 231-1220 ext.1387
(314) 398-2209 (cell)

Contact for:

  • Diocesan website and social media 
  • Electronic and print publications 
  • Public relations


Intake Officers under Title IV

The Rev. Sally Weaver 
cell: 314-651-3836,

The Rev. Canon Joe M. C. Chambers, Canon to the Ordinary
(314) 231-1220, Cell: (314) 489-2342, email:



The Venerable Mark Sluss 
Archdeacon, Convener of Deacons


Deaconess Anne House

Ms. Jillian Smith 


Episcopal Campus Ministry

The Rev. Beth Scriven
Chaplain, Rockwell House


Episcopal School for Ministry

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Handschy
Dean of the Episcopal School for Ministry

Ms. Debbie Wheeler
Registrar, Episcopal School for Ministry

More Info

Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
1210 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103
ph: 314-231-1220
fax: 314-231-3373