The Search for the Ninth Bishop of California

Profile and Application

The diocesan profile is available to download and view

Applications are due at midnight on May 31, 2023

If you wish to nominate someone other than yourself, please visit this link

Diocese of California Bishop Search

The search is underway to find the person who will succeed the Right Rev. Marc Andrus to become the Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of California.


Key times

October 2022 – Search Committee Selected
November 2022 – Diocesan Listening Sessions
April 2023 – Diocesan Profile Published
September 2023 – Slate of Nominees Announced
October 2023 – Final Slate Announced
December 2023 – Election
May 2024 – Consecration
July 2024 – Transition

Bishop Search News

Update from Search and Transition Committee – February 2023

Update from Search and Transition Committee – February 2023

The Bishop Search and Transition Committee has completed a two and a half month listening process aimed at gathering feedback from across the diocese that will shape the bishop search profile, what we seek in our new bishop and priorities for the diocese. Six hybrid...

Update from your Search and Transition Committee

Update from your Search and Transition Committee

The committee met on Saturday, November 5, for a half-day onboarding retreat at St. Gregory of Nyssa. All our members were able to attend, along with our consultant Judy Stark, who attended on zoom – as did two committee members. Having a consultant for a bishop...

Diocesan Listening Sessions Announced

Diocesan Listening Sessions Announced

The Search and Transition Committee invites all members of the Diocese of California to share in a conversation about our hopes for the next bishop. The data gathered at these meetings will form the core of the diocesan profile—the descriptive document we will publish...


Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about the process of calling a bishop.

A Prayer for Transition

Almighty God, giver of every good gift, by your grace you have called us into one fellowship of faith: Look graciously on the people of the Diocese of California during this time of transition.  May we be guided in heart and mind by your Holy Spirit to seek and welcome a faithful pastor who will care for your people and equip us to perform the work of the Church. Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what you would have us do. Save us from all false choices, that in your light we may see light, and on your path may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen