St. Michael's is an Incorporated Mission of The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin (EDSJ) in the state of California. The church has served the Indian Wells Valley at its present location since 1958.
Wherever you are in your journey with God, you are welcome here. If you have just arrived in the Indian Wells Valley or you are simply curious about us, please come to one of our services. Whether you’ve been away from church for a few months or for many years, you will be welcome. If you’ve been meaning to come to church for a while but are just getting around to finding one, come meet us and we will encourage you.
Although we are not a large group, our congregation is as dedicated as any you will find to living out the Good News of the Gospel. Loving God and our neighbor, we strive to make a positive difference in our community and in the world.
Every person who walks in the door here makes a positive difference in our worship and in the strength of our community. You matter here, and we want to meet you.
We offer you a Christian community of spiritual renewal and radical acceptance, a commitment to helping everyone grow in their spiritual journey, and a heritage deeply rooted in worship, scripture, and prayer.
The Bishop's Committee (BC) is the local leadership and governance body. These individuals are elected into service at the annual meeting of the congregation with the approval of the Bishop, and they agree to serve three-year terms.
Some members of the BC take on additional roles year-by-year as assigned by either the Committee, or by the Bishop of our Diocese. These additional roles include: Senior Warden (assigned by Bishop), Junior Warden (appointed by BC), and Clerk (appointed by BC).
BISHOP'S COMMITTEE MEMBERS, 2021
Senior Warden: Richard Hendricks
Junior Warden: David Waller (term expires Dec. 2022)
Clerk: Cassidi Reese (2021)
Additional Members: Sandy Davis (2022), Alana Spurling (2023)
Treasurer: Lisa Kidder
Delegates to annual Diocesan Convention
Each year at the local congregation Annual Meeting, delegates and alternate delegates are elected for Deanery Meetings and the Annual Diocesan Convention. Delegates attend Deanery Meetings and have voice and vote on matters facing the Diocese as a whole. Delegates also attend the Annual Diocesan Convention to discuss and vote upon matters facing the whole Diocese.
DELEGATES TO DIOCESAN CONVENTION, 2021
1st Alternate: Dave Waller
2nd Alternate: Alana Spurling
What Do We Believe?
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