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., 8:30 a.m. to noon F
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 Schonburg
Canon to the Ordinary
Contact Karen at KarenS@spokanediocese.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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