Joe Chambers ’06 Appointed Canon in Missouri


The Rt. Rev. Wayne Smith has appointed the Rev. Joseph Cortright Chambers (Class of 2006) to Canon for Mission and Young Adults for the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. Chambers will continue as Chaplain of Rockwell House, Episcopal Campus Ministry at Washington University in St. Louis. He will begin to expand campus ministry relationships in the diocese, as well as networking young adult ministry and assisting the work of Canon to the Ordinary, Dan Smith, with congregational transitions. Chambers is in his ninth year of service as a chaplain in the diocese and has served in a variety of campus ministry related leadership positions locally and church-wide. He served on the Young Adult Ministry Council of The Episcopal Church (TEC) and continues to work with TEC on projects for young adults. Chambers was one of the 24 members of the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church appointed by the Presiding Bishop. A former president of diocesan Standing Committee, Chambers worked to develop its mission of visioning for the diocese and the life of the world. He also serves on the faculty of CREDO, a Church Pension Group wellness conference and retreat for clergy in the Episcopal Church.

He is married to the Rev. Canon Amy Chambers Cortright, ’04, Vicar at Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, and a member of the Alumni Executive Committee of The General Theological Seminary; they have two children.