DIOCESAN COUNCIL

Implements actions assigned by diocesan convention, which includes reviewing programs and goals as well as determining budget policy.
Three-year elected term.

Date
Info

02/07/23
Diocesan Council Minutes/ Archives
02/07/23

09/01/21
Job Description for Diocesan Council Members
09/01/21

01/17/23
Serving on Diocesan Council
01/17/23

The Rev. Aimee Altizer

Term: 2025

The Rev. Jim Jones

Term: 2026

Ms. Jean Buer-Mott

Term: 2024

Ms. Laura Catlin (Secretary)

Term: 2024

Mr. John Bertram

Term: 2026

Mr. Mark Dvarishkis (Treasurer)

Term: 2024

The Rev. Terri Grotzinger

Term: 2025

Ms. Dorothy DeHart

Term: 2026

The Ven. Roxy Klingensmith

Term: 2026

The Rev. Heidi Jones-Magee

Term: 2024

The Rev. Randy Pendergraft (Vice-President)

Term: 2024

Mr. Leo Schuman

Term: 2024

Ms. Jenanne Solberg

Term: 2025

Mr. Jim Wiley

Term: 2025

BOARDS

BOARD OF EXAMINING CHAPLAINS

Examines postulants and candidates for ordination.
Three-year appointed term.

The Rev. Janis Hansen

Term: 2024

The Rev. Terri Grotzinger

Term: 2025

Ms. Gretchen Strohmaier

Term: 2024

The Rev. Canon Gary Waddingham

Term: 2025

DISCIPLINARY BOARD

…in conjunction with the Diocese of Idaho.

Examines clergy misconduct as mandated by diocesan canons.
Three-year elected term.

Ms. Gayle Gransbery

Term: Dec. 31, 2024

The Ven. Roxy Klingensmith

Term: Dec. 31, 2024

The Rev. Valerie Webster

Term: Dec. 31st, 2026

FOUNDATION BOARD

Reviews investment and endowment funds held by the diocese and churches.
Four-year elected term.

The Rev. Connie Campbell-Pearson

Term: 2024

Mr. Mark Dvarishkis (Diocesan Treasurer)

Term: 2024

Mr. Julianne Burkhardt (Chancellor)

Mr. Don Gimbel

Term: 2026

Ms. Kerry Johnson
(Foundation Secretary)

The Rev. Charlie Knuth

Term: 2024

Mr. Michael Moffitt

Term: 2026

The Rev. Randy Pendergraft (Diocesan Council Vice-President)

Term: 2024

The Rt. Rev. Marty Stebbins (Bishop & President)

Rev. Theresa Kelley-Bergmann

Term: 2026

COMMISSIONS/COMMITTEES

COMMISSION MEMBERS

Click here to learn more about the commission and meet the members!

The Rt. Rev. Marty Stebbins (Chair)

Bishop

CHRISTIAN FORMATION COMMITTEE

This committee is currently being reformatted.  All Formation Leads at congregations are asked to Contact Jill Sallin at admin@diomontana.com.

More opportunities coming!

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Primarily responsible for creating a budget for Diocesan Council review. Reviews grant requests and audits.
Three-year appointed term.

Mr. Mark Dvarishkis (Diocesan Treasurer)

Term: 2023

Ms. Doris Gerstner

Term: 2026

Ms. Sharon Hatley

Term: 2024

The Rev. Rick Johnson

Term: 2026

Ms. Sherry McCormack

Term: 2025

Mr. Carl Thomas

Term: 2024

Ms. Kathy Thomas (Secretary)

Term: 2024

Rev. Hank Tuell

Term: 2025

PROVINCE VI

Gretchen Swift

Rev. Corinne Denegre

STANDING COMMITTEE

Advisory to bishop. Ecclesiastical Authority if no bishop is able or authorized to act.
Three-year elected term.

Date
Info

Standing Committee Duties & Responsibilities

Rev. Theresa Kelley Bergmann
(President)

Term: 2024

Rev. Donna Gleaves

Term: 2025

Mr. Dean Martin

Term: 2024

Rev. Mary-Alice Jones 

Term: 2026

Ms. Lucia Solorzano Work
(Secretary)

Term: 2025

OFFICERS

Chancellor to the Bishop

Provides professional counsel and services requested by the Bishop. Chancellors are communicants in good standing also admitted to legal practice in Montana.
Appointed.

Diocesan Historiographer

The diocesan historiographer keeps track of the history of the diocese which may include updating the out-of-date book on the diocese and other projects.  This also includes historical pictures, journals, etc.

Ecumenical Officer

Acts as the bishop’s deputy regarding ecumenical as well as interfaith matters of local, diocesan and national concern.
Appointed.

Ms. Julianne Burkhardt

Chancellor

Mr. George Kimmet

Vice Chancellor

The Rev. Gary Waddingham

Diocesan Historiographer

The Rev. Valerie Webster

Ecumenical Officer