Clergy | Ministries | History

Clergy:

  • Fr. Turbo Qualls

Parish Council:

  • Jason Copling, President
  • Rdr. Nicholas Finzer, Treasurer

We are a parish of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of New Gracanica, under the omophorion of His Grace Biship Longin.

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Parish ministries

  • Baptismal Robes by the St. Elizabeth Sisterhood
    The St. Elizabeth Sisterhood is pleased to offer baptismal robes for adults and children. More details and ordering information here >
  • Mount Tabor School of the Liberal Arts
    Our parochial school is open to all parish youth as well as other community members, Orthodox or not. More information here >.
  • Building Maintenance
    The building maintenance team coordinates any needed repairs, maintenance, and inspections of our building. Coordinator: Levi P.
  • Choir and Chanters
    The choir leads the congregation in singing during church services.  Coordinators: Jacque F.
  • Church Beautification
    Flower arrangements, icon stand centerpieces, and other decorations are needed for feast days and special occasions throughout the year. Coordinator: Lori B.
  • Church School and Youth Group
    Classes meet during the school year at the end of Divine Liturgy on Sunday. Children three years old through high school seniors are welcome. 
  • Communications
    The communications team coordinates the parish email list, directory, calendars, website, and social media presence. Coordinator: Monica H.
  • Fellowship of St. Moses the Black – Kansas City chapter
    The Mission of the Fellowship of St. Moses the Black is to equip Orthodox Christians for the ministry of Racial Reconciliation and, to share the Orthodox Christian faith with African Americans and people of color. More information here.
  • Greeters
    Greeters welcome people into the church on Sunday mornings and assist with service books and other information as needed.  Coordinator: Ian F.
  • Hospitality
    The hospitality team ministers to the parish community by preparing for and cleaning up after the Sunday agape meal. Coordinator: Constance H.  
  • Archangel Gabriel Memorial Society
    Motivated by the belief that each person is a living icon of God and affirming that “precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints” (Gen. 1:26, Ps. 116), the mission of the Archangel Gabriel Society is to lovingly care for those the Lord brings to St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church, before and during the final moments of their earthly life by preparing for death, burial, and memorials according to Orthodox Christian tradition and to comfort the grieving. Coordinator: Photini C. and Xenia S.
  • Women’s Group
    The women’s group meets every Thursday evening for book study and fellowship.  Coordinator: Felicity F.

History

In November 1987, a group of interdenominational and multiracial Christians formed a ministry called “Reconciliation Ministries” in the inner-city of Kansas City, Missouri. What began as an outreach to help the physical needs of the neighborhood gradually emerged into an Eastern Orthodox Christian community, known as St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church.