Office of the Bishop Staff
The purpose of the Office of the Bishop is to build up the Body of Christ by serving, supporting and expanding the mission of the Episcopal Church in Colorado through the ministry of the Office of the Bishop. The Office of the Bishop plays a subsidiary role in the life and ministry of the diocese, serving the mission of the Church by providing those resources that every congregation needs but cannot provide in and of itself (the principle of subsidiarity), and by linking every congregation in the diocese with the life and ministry of the wider Church on a diocesan, national, and international level.
The priorities of the staff in the Office of the Bishop are:
- strategic leadership training & support
- evangelism and congregational development
- Christian formation for all ages.
The core values of the staff of the Office of the Bishop are:
- Holding one another individually and our work collectively in daily prayer,
- Encouraging one another as brothers and sisters in Christ,
- Providing competent, effective service to the clergy and lay leadership of the diocese to help them grow in faith and serve their congregations and communities in the Name of Christ,
- Inspiring trust by being responsive and reliable servant leaders, and by conducting ourselves with integrity and transparency.
The Right Reverend Robert O’NeillBishop
303-837-1173 ext. 2002
The ministry of a bishop is to represent Christ and his Church, particularly as apostle, chief priest and pastor of a diocese; to guard the faith, unity and discipline of the whole Church; to proclaim the Word of God; to act in Christ’s name for the reconciliation of the world and the building up of the Church; and to ordain others to continue Christ’s ministry. (From The Book of Common Prayer, 1979, pg. 855).
The Reverend Canon Ruth Woodliff-StanleyCanon to the Ordinary
303-837-1173 ext. 2003
The Canon to the Ordinary is primarily responsible for the pastoral care and support of the clergy and lay leaders of the diocese, including supervising and supporting the daily operation and management of the Office of the Bishop.
Buck BlanchardMissioner for Outreach & Mission
The Missioner for Outreach & Mission encourages and facilitates parishes and individuals following their call from God to be more involved in outreach and mission, locally, nationally and internationally.
The Reverend Canon Rebecca CrummeyExecutive Director, Episcopal Service Corps Director
303-837-1173 ext. 2030
Oversees the Denver-based Episcopal Service Corps program, including intern selection, placement, community building and support.
Ann FlemingMissioner for Transition Ministry & Congregational Development
303-837-1173 ext. 2007
Responsible for the work of transition ministry, and oversees all clergy deployment to ensure a faithful, consistent, and successful process of calling clergy in the diocese. As an integral component of that work, the Missioner for Transition Ministry & Congregational Development works to equip clergy, wardens, vestries, bishop’s committees, and other lay leaders with the skills and resources needed to lead, cultivate, and grow dynamic congregations that are rooted and grounded in God’s mission.
The Reverend Canon Greg ForakerMissioner for Faith Formation
The Missioner is responsible for providing resources and implementing ministries and programs that effectively equip church leaders for the work of evangelism, faith formation, and discipleship for people of all ages.
Mike OrrDirector of Communications
303-837-1173 ext. 2016
The Communications Department exists to constantly monitor and strategize in the communication arena so that The Episcopal Church in Colorado is effectively communicating our ministries, events, news, and pertinent information to our respective communities with excellence. The objective of the department is to raise the level of creativity in marketing, promotion, and communication with the end result of relevance and changed lives. Responsible for all internal and external communication for the Office of the Bishop, maintenance of the diocesan website, producing and editing the Colorado Episcopalian and the Diocesan Digest, and coordinating media relations.
Burke BeuReceptionist and Database Administrator
Burke is the primary staff member who provides hospitality and professional visitor/caller support for the Office of the Bishop. He provides administrative support to the other staff in the office and administrates the diocesan database. Burke also provides administrative support for the Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People programs, supports the registration process for the Annual Convention, and procures resources for the Office of the Bishop.
Elizabeth CervasioDirector of Children and Youth Ministry
This position creates camps and retreats that will help the Episcopal youth of Colorado develop and deepen their faith as well as connects youth leaders from around the diocese to encourage and strengthen one another.
Dianne DraperExecutive Assistant to the Canon to the Ordinary
303-837-1173 ext. 2004
Supports the Canon to the Ordinary in developing and maintaining healthy clergy. Supports the work of the Commission on Ministry by tracking candidates for ordination through the detailed steps of the ordination process; supports training and career development for clergy, and handles all benefits administration for the Diocese.
303-837-1173 ext. 2005
Has primary responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Bishop, all accounting functions, the preparation of monthly financial statements, and serves as a resource to congregations in payroll and accounting matters.
Nancy McClungCongregational Development and Deployment Administrator, Convention Coordinator
303-837-1173 ext. 2012
Provides support to the Canon Missioner with all congregational development activities. Provides logistics and communications support for meetings, travel and other activities led by the Canon Missioner, including the Church Development Institute (CDI). Tracks all information regarding the status of clergy deployment activities and provides other clerical and administrative support to the Canon Missioner.
Tracy MetheCoordinator for Diocesan Events and Digital Communications
303-837-1173 ext. 2029
Meg SternExecutive Assistant to the Bishop
303-837-1173 ext. 2002
Maintains the Bishop’s calendar, provides clerical assistance to the Bishop, maintains Official Acts of the Bishop, and tracks all visitations to parishes by the Bishop.
Kay WardAccounting Clerk and Archivist
303-837-1173 ext. 2006
Assists with the day-to-day financial matters for the Office of the Bishop, and maintains the diocesan archives.
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. View diocesan regions and missioner information >