Structure

The Episcopal Church in Colorado is made up of 107 worshiping communities and diocesan institutions, with approximately 30,000 active members.

The diocese is comprised of five regions – the Northwestern, Southwestern, Sangre de Cristo, High Plains and Front Range – each of which has a Regional Missioner who reports to the Bishop. Learn more about the five regions

The Standing Committee of The Episcopal Church in Colorado is composed of clergy and lay representatives from the five regions and is charged with governance of the diocese and serves as the fiscal oversight body. The Standing Committee also has several ex-officio members, including the Bishop and the treasurer. A diocesan Finance Committee, chaired by the Treasurer, and the Commission on Ministry work closely with the Standing Committee.

 Clergy at the Annual Clergy Conference gather for a time of worship, learning, reflection, and prayer. Photos courtesy The Reverend Brian Winter

Clergy at the Annual Clergy Conference gather for a time of worship, learning, reflection, and prayer.
Photos courtesy The Reverend Brian Winter

All clergy in the diocese are expected to gather annually for a clergy conference and our Annual Convention. The Annual Convention is usually held on rotation in three locations: in the Denver metro area, Grand Junction, and Southern Colorado.

The Office of the Bishop has a staff of 17 full-time and part-time staff who support congregations in a variety of functions. The Bishop is assisted by a Canon to the Ordinary and a Chancellor. Other functions on the staff include faith formation, ministry to children and youth, Latino ministry, transition ministry and congregational development, outreach and social justice, in addition to administration, finance, and communications. The Office of the Bishop publishes a quarterly magazine, the Colorado Episcopalian; maintains several websites for diocesan programs and institutions as well as the diocesan website, EpiscopalColorado.org; and distributes a weekly eNewsletter, the Diocesan Digest.