Our 5 Regions
The Episcopal Church in Colorado is both large and geographically dispersed. We have found that these five regions offer a helpful way to gather clergy and laypeople on a regular basis for fellowship, formation, mutual support, and encouragement in forums that are larger than a congregation and smaller than a diocese. Regions, and their gatherings, are also ways for clergy and parishes to shift away from a siloed mentality towards interdependence and collaboration. Regions make this all possible.
The diocese comprises 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. These regions encourage and promote ownership, commitment, and partnership in local mission initiatives through the use of regional grants; facilitate the participation of clergy and lay leadership in the councils of the Church (i.e., Annual Convention and General Convention); and strengthen communication between the leadership of the Regions and the Office of the Bishop.
Regions also play a key function in the governance of the diocese through representation on the Standing Committee.
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Missioner yet to be named
The Reverend Scott Hollenbeck
Rector, St. James, Meeker
High Plains Region
The Reverend Chris Ditzenberger
Rector, St. Gabriel’s, Cherry Hills Village
Sangre de Cristo Region
The Reverend Rich Munsell
Front Range Region
The Reverend Nancy Malloy
Rector, St. Laurence Episcopal Church