We Believe…

All children are worthy of love and understanding.

Meet Our Chaplains

We make God visible to the children we serve.

Episcopal City Mission

Ministry of Presence Probably the most important aspect of the chaplains' time with the children is what we call “the ministry of presence”. Our chaplains walk the halls; visit the units; play cards, board games, or video games; or watch TV with the youth. The non-anxious presence of our chaplains reassures the teens that their spiritual well-being is being looked after.
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission1 day ago
Please remember the children in the juvenile justice system on Give STL Day - May 11! Please help ECM continue a ministry of presence with these children who need it the most.
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission2 weeks ago
Thank you to Christ Church Cathedral for hosting an awesome birthday party for the the children in the City Juvenile Detention in April! What a great group of people. ECM loves our volunteers!
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission3 weeks ago
Happy Birthday to Chaplain Dietra Baker from all of us at ECM! We hope you have a wonderful day!!
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission3 weeks ago
All of us at ECM send a BIG thank you to John Tyler for donating the proceeds from the sale of his book, 3-Minute Daily Retreats for Lent 2017 to ECM. We also want to give a shout-out to CSMSG for helping facilitate the sales and to all the folks who purchased a copy. This gift helps ECM keep chaplains in the juvenile detention centers of St. Louis City and County. Your support helps us continue providing hope and healing to children in the juvenile justice system.
Episcopal City Mission
Episcopal City Mission added 2 new photos.2 months ago
Thank you to all of the birthday party volunteers from Christ Church Cathedral and Emmanuel Episcopal. When our volunteers host a monthly birthday party for the children in juvenile detention, the children get a break from their circumstances. For an evening, the kids get to be just that - kids!