[Diocese of Northern California] The Standing Committee announces the slate of candidates who will appear on the ballot for the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California on Feb. 9, 2019.
The candidates are (alphabetical order):
The Rev. Matthew D. Cowden, rector of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, South Bend, Indiana
The Rev. Christopher Brooke Craun, rector of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Portland, Oregon
The Rev. Canon Megan Traquair, canon to the ordinary, Diocese of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona
The Rev. Randall R. Warren, D.Min., rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan
On Saturday, Dec. 1, members of the Search Committee presented these candidates to the Standing Committee. In a closed session, the Standing Committee further discerned and voted on each candidate, unanimously approving each of the candidates listed above.
Dec. 5, 2018, marks the opening of a petition period, with any petitions due by Dec. 12, 2018. A final slate, including any approved petition candidates, will be published by mid-January 2019.
A special electing convention is scheduled for Feb.9, 2019. A service of ordination and consecration is expected to take place on June 29, 2019, in Davis, California.
The full announcement can be found on the Bishop Search website.
The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California encompasses all of Northern California from Sacramento north, except for the five counties of the San Francisco Bay Area.