Meet Our Team

The Episcopal Church in Wyoming is served by teams comprised of Staff,

Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, Commission on Ministry and Intake Officers.

Staff Team

The Right Reverend Paul-Gordon Chandler

The Right Reverend
Paul-Gordon Chandler

Bishop of Wyoming

Jessica Reynolds

Jessica Reynolds

Canon for Finance and Administration

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Rev. Lara Gilbert

Canon for Spiritual Formation & Congregational Development and Dean of the Wyoming Iona School

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Rev. Bobbe Fitzhugh

Canon for Mission, Outreach and Evangelism / Missional Priest-Region 4

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Katie Parrish

Executive Director for The Foundation for the Episcopal Church in Wyoming

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Rev. Randy Belton

Vicar, Region 5

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Rev. Thomas Ketner and Rev. Jennie Ketner

Regional Priests, Region 3

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Genie Osburn

Communications Coordinator

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Keith Ware

Property Coordinator, Wind River Reservation

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Jordan Bishop

Canterbury Fellowship Coordinator

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Rev. Kenli Barling

Minister for Congregational Care/

Missional Priest-Region 2

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Kira Bachus

Administrative Assistant

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Allen Doyle

Youth Coordinator

Associates

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Robert and Rebekah Mason

Co-Directors, TAC Retreat Center

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Rev. Warren Murphy

Diocesan Historian and Ecumenical & Interreligious Liaison

Megan Nickles

Rev. Megan Nickles

Chair, WYO Worship Committee

 

Standing Committee

The Standing Committee, meeting at least twice a year, serves as a confidential “council of advice” to the bishop. When there is no bishop, the Standing Committee is the ecclesiastical authority of the diocese. It must approve the sale or encumbrance of property, gives consent for elections of bishops, and approve candidates for Holy Orders.

Members

Rev. Megan Nickles, President (2023)

Mary Beth Evers (2023)

Linda McElwain, Vice President (2024)  

Rev. Pamela Bright, Secretary (2024)

Vernon Miller (2025)

Rev. Linda Anderson (2025)

If you need to contact the Standing Committee please email: standingcommittee@episcopalwy.org

The Diocesan Council’s mandate is to carry out the program and policies adopted at our Annual Convention; administer and (if necessary) modify the budget; review diocesan programming; initiate, develop, consolidate or terminate work in the diocese; and prepare programs and budgets for presentation to the next convention. Regional representatives to Council are also charged with communicating with and reporting on their region and hosting the pre-convention meeting in that region. Click here for the most recent council minutes.

The Rt. Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler, President

Rev. Amy Mayes (2025)

Kim McAtee (2024)

Shirley Wildman (2025)

Rev. Walt Seeley (2023)

Rev. Mike Evers (2024)

Brian Knox (2023)

Walt Tanner, Treasurer (ex-officio)

Beth Lance, Chancellor (ex-officio)

Katie Parrish (ex-officio)

Ryan Lance, Vice-Chancellor (ex-officio)

Regional Representatives

Region I: Shealee Donahue

Worland (2024)

Region IV: John Sullivan

Cheyenne (2025)

Region II: Mary Appel

Gillette (2024)

Region V: Peg Larson

Rock Springs (2023)

Region III: Rev. Lori Modesitt

Wheatland (2025)

Region VI: John Angst

Dubois (2023)

Diocesan Council

 
Episcopal Church in Wyoming

Commission on Ministry

The Commission on Ministry (COM) assists the bishop in developing, recruiting, forming, and assessing those called to ministry in the church. Their work encompasses those called to lay or ordained ministry.

The Rt. Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler, Bishop of Wyoming

Rev. Walt Seeley (Chair) 

Rev. Rick Veit (2025)

Lili Turnell (2024)   

Christy Lev (2023) 

Rev. Charles Clarke (2025)

Rev. Karen Walker (2024)

Rev. David McElwain (2024)

Lay Vacant

Jessica Reynolds Secretary (Ex-officio)

Rev. Canon Lara Gilbert (ex officio)

 

Intake Officers

Anyone may contact the diocesan intake officer to report concerns about the behavior of a member of the clergy (priest or deacons).


The intake officer will:
• Listen with respect and maintain confidentiality
• Offer pastoral care and response
• Create a written report regarding the concern(s) presented
• Answer questions about the process

Intake Officers

Heather Duncan-Malone

(307) 251-9165

Clint Hernandez 

(307) 237-5584 or (307) 262-2378