A Brief History
In 1990 the General Council of the Reformed Episcopal Church created the Special Jurisdiction of North America (SJNA) to develop and care for parishes west of the Mississippi River. The territory assigned covered 27 States. Bishop Royal U Grote, Jr was elected the Missionary Bishop and, in July of 1991, moved to Houston, Texas. At that time there were 5 missions and 1 parish in the Special Jurisdiction. In 1996, the SJNA was merged with the Synod of Chicago (The oldest Diocese in the REC) and was renamed the Diocese of Mid-America. Since that time, the DMA has divided twice by creating the Diocese of Central States and the Diocese of the West. The Lord has seen fit to continue to bless the DMA with consistent annual growth of Parishes. The Diocese of Mid-America currently has a geographical territory including Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Lousiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming and original parishes in Arizona and California.
2015 Diocesan Council - February 2015
The 2015 Council of the Diocese of Mid-America will be held at the Cathedral of St. Matthias on Thursday & Friday - February 26-27, 2015. We recommend that you arrive on Wednesday Feb. 25th. Business & Lunch will be conducted at the Cathedral on Thursday and Friday. The banquet dinner will be held at Falcon Point Country Club on Thursday evening.
We have arranged for a discounted hotel rate of $105/nt+ at the Best Western Plus Katy Inn & Suites (details below). This price also includes breakfast each morning. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations. You must CALL the hotel to receive the discount and tell them you are with the Reformed Episcopal Church event. Any reservations created online or through any third party will not be included in the group nor does it guarantee that they will receive the same discounted rate.
St. Matthias Anglican Church (Cathedral)
4142 Dayflower Dr.
Katy, TX 77449
The Rt. Rev. Royal U Grote, Bishop
The Very Rev. Jason R. Grote, Dean
The Rev. Joshua A. Grote, Assisting
The Rev. Mr. Aaron F. Ott, Deacon
Dss. Annette Johnson, Deaconess
Church of the Holy Communion (Pro-Cathedral)
17405 Muirfield Dr.
Dallas, TX 75287
The Rt. Rev. Ray R. Sutton, Bishop
The Rev. Kasey Gage, Assistant
The Rev. Mr. Chip Shattuck, Deacon
The Rev. Mr. Daryl Smit, Deacon
Dss. Mary Jane Mathieu, Deaconess
The Rt. Rev. Royal U. Grote, Jr. - Bishop Ordinary
The Rt. Rev. Ray R. Sutton - Bishop CoAdjutor
The Rt. Rev. George B. Fincke - Assisting Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Sam Seamans - Assisting Bishop
The Venerable James T. Payne - Archdeacon
The Very Rev. Curtis Crenshaw - Seminary
The Very Rev. Jason R. Grote - Cathedral
The Very Rev. Frank Levi - Incarnation
The Very Rev. Walter Banek - Resurrection
Secretary - Dss. Annette Johnson
Treasurer - The Very Rev. Jason R. Grote