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Kansas Adds Third Nominee

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.


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