About the Foundation 

As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Foundation for the Episcopal Church in Wyoming exists to assist the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church in Wyoming. We strive to support and inspire our congregations as we share in God’s work of ministry and outreach by raising, managing, and distributing financial resources. 

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Our Staff

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Katie Parrish

Executive Director for the Foundation for the Episcopal Church in Wyoming

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Kira Bachus

Grants Administrative Assistant for the Foundation for the Episcopal Church in Wyoming

Jessica Reynolds

Jessica Reynolds

Canon for Finance for the Foundation for the Episcopal Church in Wyoming


Genie Osburn

Communications Coordinator for the Foundation for the Episcopal Church in Wyoming

News Updates from the Foundation

Quarter 3, 2022

If summertime is supposed to be a time of no work and all play, our churches didn't get the memo. However, it could be understood that good work is all play for those of us in the Episcopal Church in Wyoming. 

Quarter 2, 2022

We are in a new season as an organization, and I bring the excitement of a fresh new day and the eagerness to produce new fruit. 

Our Board of Directors

Chaired by the Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Wyoming, The Rt. Revd. Paul-Gordon Chandler, who serves as President, our Board of Directors consists of twelve volunteers members, of various backgrounds and expertise, who represent our churches throughout the state. These directors are assigned or elected by Diocesan Council, Annual Convention, Foundation Board, or appointed by the Bishop.

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The Rt. Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler

Bishop, Episcopal Church in Wyoming

President and Chair, Board of Directors,

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Rev. Dr. Jim Shumard

St. Mark's Church, Casper



John Angst

Diocesan Council Liaison

St. Thomas' Church, Dubois



Kim McAtee


Finance Committee Chair

St. Mark's Church, Casper


Steve Nickles

TAC Liaison

St. John's Church, Powell



Douglas Weaver

Development Committee Chair

All Saints' Church, Wheatland


Rev. Jimmy Bartz


St. John's Church, Jackson


Ed Newell

Trinity Church, Lander



Tracy Swanson

Vice President

Investment Committee Chair

St. Peter's Church, Sheridan


Gary Hartman

Grants Committee Chair

St. Christopher's Church, Cheyenne



Sandy Caldwell

Lay Chaplain

Holy Communion, Rock Springs


Rev. Dr. Bernadine Craft

Nominating Committee Chair

Holy Communion, Rock Springs


Ruth Morton

St. Peter's Church, Sheridan


Our History

The Foundation for the Episcopal Church in Wyoming

was established in 1988 as a 501c3 charitable organization, supporting the ministries of the Episcopal Church in Wyoming. Since our inception, we have given over $33 million in ministry and charitable grants throughout the state and beyond. 

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