History

History of Saint Anne’s

IMG_4741 - CopySt. Anne’s Episcopal Church was established as a mission of the Diocese of West Missouri in 1991. After meeting in various locations in Lee’s Summit, the current facility was completed in the spring of 1999. The congregation moved into its present home on Easter Sunday of that year.

The Rev. Canon James Carlyle was St. Anne’s founding priest and served the parish until the spring of 2006.

Our current rector is The Rev. Meg Rhodes. Prior to her time with St. Anne’s she spent time in Council Bluffs, Iowa as Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Meg is a graduate of Drury University with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and obtained her Masters of Divinity at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. She grew up in Keokuk, Iowa just on the northeast edge of Missouri, went to undergraduate school in Missouri, and is well acquainted with our area. She shares her home with her husband, Eric, and their daughter Weslee.

We are a parish made up of a diversity of people – single and married, families with young children and older adults, people who have been Episcopalians all their lives, those who have come to the Episcopal Church from other faith traditions and those who seek a new way to live. We seek to worship and serve God, to reach out to each other and to the world in Christ’s love, and to journey together in our faith.