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.
October 2022 – Search Committee Selected
November 2022 – Diocesan Listening Sessions
April 2023 – Diocesan Profile Published
September 2023 – Slate of Nominees Announced
September 2023 – Nomination by Petition Period
October 2023 – Final Slate Announced
December 2023 – Election
May 2024 – Consecration
July 2024 – Transition
Bishop Search News
The Diocese of California Bishop Search & Transition Process Moves Forward With Plans for Discernment Retreat
On Saturday, August 5, 2023 members of the Bishop Search & Transition Committee met to take another step in the discernment of a proposed slate of candidates. Prior to this meeting, the committee members were hard at work evaluating the materials from those...
The Diocese of California is in a Bishop Search and Transition Process and Asks for Your Help With Prayer
A press release from the Bishop Search and Transition Committee Our current Bishop, Marc Handley Andrus, has announced his retirement, effective in July 2024. In response, the Diocese of California has entered a time of transition as it embarks on a search process for...
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...
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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