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
As the Bishop Search & Transition process continues, the nomination by petition period is underway. In this ten-day petition period, anyone who meets the canonical requirements may petition to be added to the slate for the Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of...
(San Francisco, California) The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of California announces that, after receiving the recommendations of the Bishop Search & Transition Committee, it has approved a preliminary slate for the 9th Bishop of the Diocese of...
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...
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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