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Diocesan Regions

The Episcopal Church in Colorado is comprised of five regions – the Northwestern, Southwestern, Sangre de Cristo, High Plains and Front Range – each of which has a Regional Missioner who reports to the Bishop. These regions encourage and promote ownership, commitment, and partnership in local mission initiatives; facilitate the participation of clergy and lay leadership in the councils of the Church (i.e., Diocesan Convention and General Convention); and strengthen communication between the leadership of the Regions and the Bishop’s Office.

Regional Governance Guidelines
For an updated copy of the regional governance guidelines, please click here.

The Regional Missioners serve as the pastoral link between the Office of the Bishop and clergy and lay leadership in their regions. They convene regional meetings, and provide oversight for regional administration and projects, initiatives and ministry.

Northwestern Region

Missioner: The Reverend Scott Hollenbeck, Rector, St. James, Meeker, 970-878-5823

Southwestern Region

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Missioner: The Reverend Doug Neel, Rector, Saint Patrick’s, Pagosa Springs, 970-731-5801

Sangre de Cristo Region

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Missioner: Ann Fleming, Senior Trainer for the Church Development Institute, Congregational Development consultant, 720-339-4226

High Plains Region

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Missioner: The Reverend Chris Ditzenberger, Rector, St. Gabriel’s, Cherry Hills Village, 303-771-1063

Front Range Region

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Missioner: The Reverend Tim Thaden, Rector, St. John Chrysostom, Golden, 303-279-2760


Convocations

  • High Plains Region and Front Range Region: Saturday, August 27, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, at Saint John’s Cathedral, Denver.
  • Southwest Region: Saturday, September 10, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose.
  • Sangre de Cristo Region: Saturday, September 24, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, at  Grace and St. Stephen’s, Colorado Springs.
  • Northwest Region: Saturday, October 1, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Interfaith Chapel, Edwards.