The Very Rev. Mike Kinman
Dean Mike Kinman is currently on sabbatical, and will not return to the cathedral until after Labor Day, September 5th, 2016.
The Very Rev. Michael D. Kinman has been a part of the Diocese of Missouri for more than 25 years, from the time he arrived in 1986 to work toward his bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia. After working as a sportswriter for a year after graduation, Mike took over as full-time campus minister at Calvary in 1991. Beginning in 1993, Mike spent three years at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. After graduating seminary, Mike was ordained deacon in 1996 in a service at Christ Church Cathedral.
Mike began work as curate and then associate priest at the Church of St. Michael and St. George in Clayton, MO. He was ordained priest in 1997 and helped start a campus ministry with students from nearby Washington University in St. Louis. That ministry took on a life of its own, and in 1999, Mike moved into campus ministry full time, working as Episcopal Campus Missioner for Washington University and serving on the Bishop’s staff as Diocesan Campus Ministry Coordinator.
In 2002, Mike took six weeks’ sabbatical and went to live and work with the Anglican Church and an NGO in Ghana; later, he went with Bishop Smith and others to Lui, Sudan. Changed by the relationships forged in those travels, he became involved in a national Episcopal movement to reorient the church toward seeking and serving Christ through ending extreme poverty, using the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). That movement would become Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation (EGR), which in 2006 called Mike to be its first executive director. During his three years as EGR’s executive director, it grew in size and scope throughout the church.
Mike, his wife Robin, and their sons Schroedter and Hayden live in St. Louis City. They love bike riding in Forest Park and going to Cardinals games.