Our Diocese is a collaborative community of engaged members with a “can-do” spirit who are creative, energetic, and generous followers of Jesus. We are rooted in Christ and open to the world. You are welcome here and we look forward to seeing you!
The word “episcopal” is a Greek word for bishop. Bishops, along with other elected leaders, oversee the Church in particular geographic areas, known as dioceses.
Actions speak louder than words. We practice loving our neighbors as ourselves and upholding the dignity of every human being through our work.
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In his love of poetry, Bishop Brian Cole offers poems related to each of the 4Ms of Mental Health.
Mindfulness Poetry Text
Movement Poetry Text
Mastery Poetry Text
Meaningful Connection Poetry Text