Diocesan staff

To contact the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, call 509-624-3191.

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M-F
Summer hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M-Th., and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday from Memorial Day until Labor Day.

The Rt. Rev James E. Waggoner, Jr.
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane

James E. (Jim) Waggoner, Jr. was consecrated eighth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane in October, 2000. Prior to his election as bishop, Bishop Waggoner served 21 years in the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia, 12 in parish ministry and nine on the Bishop’s staff as Canon to the Ordinary, Congregational and Community Consultant, and Deployment Officer.

In his Episcopal ministry, Jim emphasizes effective leadership grounded in ongoing Christian formation as being essential to empowering all members for the mission to which God has called us: proclamation of the Gospel by word and example. In his teachings, he emphasizes the baptismal imperative to respect the dignity of every human being and the call to live this out in our words and our work.

Contact Bishop Waggoner at JimW@spokanediocese.org.

Rev. Karen Schomburg
Canon to the Ordinary



Contact Karen at KarenS@spokanediocese.org.

Mallory Ware
Administrative Coordinator & Bishop’s Executive Assistant

Focus: Assists in the coordination of and performance of office administration duties, maintains online registrations for Youth Events and Diocesan Events.

Mission: To enable and assist the work of the Diocese by providing strategic and tactical office and administrative support.

Contact Mallory at MalloryW@spokanediocese.org.

Colin Haffner
Camp Cross Director

Focus: Directs and oversees operations of Camp Cross, Camp Cross programming, Camp staff hiring and training, and on-site direction at Camp.

Mission: To nurture and develop discipleship, leadership skills, prayer, and an attitude of service in the young and old alike through Camp Cross sessions and programs.

Contact Colin at ColinH@spokanediocese.org.

Visit Camp Cross at www.CampCross.org.

Laurie Boss
Finance Officer

Focus: Assures proper accounting of Diocesan funds, acts as liaison to Administration and Finance Committee of Council.

Mission: To manage the financial standing and assets of the Diocese of Spokane to enable it to carry out effective ministry, and provide guidance to Diocesan leadership bodies to promote stewardship.

Contact Laurie at LaurieB@spokanediocese.org.

Rev. Lee Kiefer
Transitional Ministry Officer



Contact Lee at LeeKiefer@gmail.com.

Gloria Lund
Archivist and Registrar

Focus: Gathers and organizes any and all information about the Diocese and the people who work for it, including minutes of programs and committees, news articles and brochures. Keeps a record of all who apply to become postulants and/or candidates for ordination, as well as information about their ordination. Records the dates of transfers in and out of the diocese and maintains the list of those who are canonically resident. Also maintains the list of those who serve as officers of the diocese and who are in charge of committees.

Mission: To ensure Diocesan continuity between past, present, and future.

Contact Gloria at GloriaL@spokanediocese.org.

Cate Wetherald
Director of Communications

Focus: Coordinates and assists with all internal and external communications affecting the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane.

Mission: To increase and clarify all communications by focusing on four main areas: making the diocesan website more useful for finding and sharing information, streamlining internal and external communications, working with Bishop Waggoner to establish an advisory board for communications, and re-introducing a print publication.

Contact Cate at CateW@SpokaneDiocese.org