Bishop Smith Announces Staff Transitions
The Rev. Canon Joseph M.C. Chambers, Canon to the Ordinary, and Ms. Susan Wegner, Executive Assistant to the Bishop, will be ending their years of service with the Offices of the Bishop.
Canon Chambers has accepted a call to become the Chief of Staff in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. His last day in the office here will be August 1, with his work in Texas beginning September 1. I have asked the Rev. Doris Westfall to serve as Interim Canon to the Ordinary, and she has accepted.
Ms. Wegner will retire on July 19. The new Executive Assistant to the Bishop will be Ms. Jillian Smith. Ms. Smith currently serves as the Director of the Deaconess Anne House.
I am grateful for the service of both Joe and Susan. They have each faithfully served this Diocese and we are better for it. I believe Jillian will be an excellent addition to the administrative staff, and her gifts and skills will translate seamlessly to this position. I am also delighted that Doris has agreed to share her many talents as Interim Canon to the Ordinary.
George Wayne Smith
Bishop of Missouri