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 Mission7 days ago
Happy Valentines Day to our volunteers and donors who help make it possible for us to remind the children in the juvenile justice system in St. Louis that they are loved! Special thanks to the Sunday School students and teachers at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Ladue for making treat bags to share with the children at the City and County Detention Centers and the Division of Youth Services.
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Episcopal City Mission2 weeks ago
#tbt to last Friday at the St. Louis City Detention Center! Thanks to Emmanuel Episcopal Church-Webster Groves for hosting the monthly birthday party, a time for these kids to eat pizza, Ted Drewes, cake, and to just be kids. Their lives deserve to be celebrated!
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Episcopal City Mission added 11 new photos — with Carolyn Moore and 4 others.2 weeks ago
Yesterday was our Annual Meeting! It was a bittersweet afternoon as we said goodbye to our long-time chaplain, the Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker. She will be very missed, but ECM will continue to carry on the important work that Chaplain Dietra has done and that all our chaplains do in St. Louis. We look ahead to 2018 and all the ways we can help remind youth in the juvenile justice system that they are “the light of the world!” Special thanks to Emmanuel Episcopal Church-Webster Groves for hosting us and to Mary Jane Moxley Kuhn for a delicious lunch!
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Episcopal City Mission2 months ago
Oh what fun we had! Thanks to our board members (Tom Guignon, Jillian Smith, Mark Jordan, Brian Zielinski and Rick Sharp) for throwing a great birthday party last Friday at the St. Louis County Detention Center. Not sure who had more fun playing Bingo - the board members or the kids! Through your caring presence, 14 boys and 2 girls enjoyed a break from their troubles and had fun just being kids.
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Episcopal City Mission added 5 new photos — with Mitchel Baker at Emmanuel Episcopal Church-Webster Groves.2 months ago
Thanks to our gift donors, dedicated gift wrappers and committed Chaplains who reflected God's love to the youth who spent Christmas in St. Louis City and County juvenile detention centers. Because of your generosity and kindness, these children were remembered and cared for at Christmas. For some of the kids, your gifts and our ECM Chaplains were the highlight of their Christmas. THANK YOU for helping us remind these young people that they still matter and, like each of us, are beloved children of God. We couldn't do it without all of you!