Diocese of KansasKansas Adds Third Nominee August 15, 2018 Clips, News Cathleen Chittenden Bascom, Martha N. Macgill, and Helen Svoboda-Barber | Diocese of Kansas The Council of Trustees in the Diocese of Kansas has announced an additional nominee in its search for a 10th bishop: the Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom, assistant professor of religion at Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa. Bascom, born in Denver, is a graduate of the University of Kansas and Exeter University. She earned an MDiv at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and a DMin in preaching from Iliff School of Theology in Denver. She joins two others in the all-woman slate: the Rev. Martha N. Macgill, rector of Emmanuel Parish in Cumberland, Maryland, and the Rev. Helen Svoboda-Barber, rector of St. Luke’s Church in Durham, North Carolina.