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Diocesan Staff

Contact any diocesan staff member at the email address listed below or by calling the office at 318-442-1304.


The Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby, PhD, DD 
IV Bishop of The Episcopal Church in Western Louisiana 


The Rev. Canon John Bedingfield 
John is the is the Canon to the Ordinary and is in charge of clergy transitions, congregational development, and more.

Kathy Richey
Kathy is the Missioner for Administration and Finance. She handles insurance, benefits, finances, and other administrative tasks. 


Holly Windham
Holly is the Executive Assistant to the Bishop. She schedules the bishop's calendar and visitations, coordinates diocesan communications, and other administrative tasks. 

Joy Owensby
Joy is the Missioner for Formation and Community Engagement. She is the Diocesan Safeguarding manager, provides support in areas of Christian Formation, and other administrative tasks. 

Katie Chapman
Katie is the Missioner for Youth and Young Ministry. She coordinates diocesan youth events, provides support to college ministries, and other administrative tasks.