From Western Missouri-
When Steve Rottgers first heard Michael Curry preach, the West Missouri Episcopal priest knew he was hearing something exciting. When Curry was elected presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church USA in 2015, Rottgers decided that excitement needed to come to Missouri.
“He just has a dynamic personality and demeanor,” said Rottgers, who serves as both the priest at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Bolivar and as assistant to the bishop of West Missouri. “It lends itself to a kind of revival, a renewal, an awakening,” he added. “That doesn’t often happen in the Episcopal Church.”
Serving in a part of the country that knows little about the Episcopal Church but holds a genuinely evangelical view of Christianity, Rottgers figured he had a great idea — the church could hold an “Episcopal version” of that kind of revival.