The Episcopal Church in Colorado opens application for canon position

The Episcopal Church in Colorado calls applicants for the canon missioner position for Mission and Operations. (Photo by Sora Shimazaki from Pexels)

The Episcopal Church in Colorado opened the application for the canon missioner position for Mission and Operations.

The church announced that the application requirements, such as a resume, updated OTM profile, and cover letter, should be sent to Rev. Canon Vanessa Stickler Glass, Canon for Transition and Wellness.

It added that the deadline for submitting applications will be on Saturday, April 15.

Canon for The Episcopal Church in Colorado

The Episcopal Church in Colorado seeks a highly relational and collaborative leader, either lay or ordained, to fill the church's Canon for Mission and Operations

It said the ideal candidate would feel called to create an atmosphere of trust and connection with the clergy and laypeople of the diocese; give the bishop, along with the other canons, ongoing strategic counsel.

The Canon for Mission and Operations is accountable to and reports to the bishop.

As mentioned, the canon will work with staff and other diocesan leadership to advance the bishop's priorities.

The successful applicant will collaborate with the chancellor on canonical concerns such as property transfers and the Title IV disciplinary procedure oversight and with the treasurer and the controller to create the diocesan budget, ensuring that it is integrated with and aligned with the bishop's priorities.

Moreover, the canon will primarily oversee the activities of the Diocesan Regional Missioners and the controller. 

He will be the principal point of contact between the bishop, the Commission on Ministry, and the Board of Examining Chaplains.

He will also work closely with those organizations, the bishop, and the formation team to coordinate the ordination process and collaborate on matters about building maintenance with the controller and the event organizer.

Furthermore, the canon will serve as a resource for congregations in various capacities, including but not limited to Sunday supply, vestry retreats, and mutual ministry reviews.

The Episcopal Church in Colorado

Colorado continues to be one of the fastest-growing states in the country, which adds more than just people. 

It provides opportunities to expand The Episcopal Church in Colorado, which is invigorating.

Currently, there are 107 worshiping communities and diocesan institutions. This heritage of inventive and resourceful leadership is available for further development.

Successors are well-positioned to establish an even greater future for the Colorado Episcopal Church.

Geography and terrain have presented The Episcopal Church in Colorado with the most significant problems. 

Colorado bishops travel nearly 5,500 miles each year to visit their parishes and missions. Yet, this is typically accomplished using SUVs rather than horses.

During the episcopacy of Charles Sanford Olmstead, the bishop was confronted with multiple crises. The first cathedral was destroyed by arson only two weeks after its inauguration.

A few years later, an economic crisis plunged the diocese's finances into disarray. Bishop Olmstead retreated to Connecticut after the diocesan chapter clerk admitted embezzlement, leaving management to the Standing Committee. 

Around that time, the diocese was transformed into an organization governed by a board of trustees.

In addition, at the 131st Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church in Colorado, the Reverend Kimberly (Kym) Lucas was elected as the eleventh bishop. 

Lucas has served as the Rector of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., since January 2012. 


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