For Congregational Leaders

From HIM the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.    Ephesians 4:16

EPHT represents a diocesan commitment shared by the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri and the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy to the St. Louis region. The two denominations first partnered to support St. Luke’s Hospital in 1948; since that time, their work has demonstrated how jointly pursuing their missions and ministries can create extraordinary change for the community.


“As the Episcopalian prayer book states it, the mission of the church is to restore a broken world and return it to Jesus Christ. The Trust certainly puts us in places where there is brokenness and allows us to provide leadership. It provides us – in partnership with the Presbyterians – with resources that can effect change in the healthcare system,
especially among underserved populations.”

– Right Reverend George Wayne Smith, Bishop of Missouri,


“Many Presbyterian congregations use Jesus’ ministry of healing as inspiration for their own interest in healthcare. EPHT sees an opportunity for our work to be an extension of the ministry that these churches are already doing. There is an opportunity and hope that we can use this as a way to connect even more with our members.”

Reverend Terry Epling, Stated Clerk,

Apply for the Grant

2018 EPHT Meeting Dates

February meeting – Application must be received by January 16, 2018

April meeting – Application must be received by March 12, 2018

August meeting – Application must be received by July 9, 2018

November meeting – Strategic planning; no applications being accepted

2019 Meeting Dates will be Announced in November 2018

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Please include a Word document of your grant application with your submission

Please fill out application and email to Elizabeth George at:

Or fill out application and mail to;

Elizabeth George

Episcopal Presbyterian Health Trust

c/o St. Louis Community Foundation

#2 Oak Knoll Park

Saint Louis, MO 63105

Episcopal Presbyterian Health Trust

#2 Oak Knoll Park    •    Saint Louis, MO 63105