Office of the Bishop Announcements

Everything listed under: 2014

  • Reminder: New Bishop Portraits Available

    The Bishop's new official portraits are ready to order! As you may know, Bishop Beisner sat for new official portraits with Eleakis & Elder Photography in 2014. These photos are available for order.

  • Office of the Bishop Closure

    The Office of the Bishop will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The office will close beginning at noon on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and will reopen on Friday, January 2, 2015. We wish you all a peaceful and joyful holiday season!

  • A Thanksgiving Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends In Christ: Grace and peace to you, as you prepare for our great national day of Thanksgiving. I pray that, whether or not it involves family, friends and feasting for you, it will be a day of special awareness of the loving providence of God throughout your life. As we pause to give thanks for God's great blessings, let us also remember those for whom this is a time of loss, struggle and need.

  • Special Announcement

    The Office of the Bishop is pleased to announce that on October 13th Lisa Sargent joined our staff as the new Ordination Process Coordinator! The Ordination Process Coordinator is a new part-time position in the Office of the Bishop. In this position, Lisa will be working with the Bishop, the Diocesan Commission on Ministry and the Standing Committee to coordinate, facilitate and support an efficient and effective ordination process for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California.

  • Special Announcement

    The Office of the Bishop is pleased to announce that the Rev. Andrea McMillin will be joining our staff as the new Canon to the Ordinary beginning September 1, 2014! The Rev.

  • A Pentecost Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ: Grace and peace to you as we enter a new Season of the Church year and of our journey together.The Season of Easter now ends, but the work of bearing witness to Christ's Resurrection continues. Jesus sends us, as He was sent, to continue His work of reconciliation in the world. We are partners with God in God's mission.

  • Office of the Bishop Closure

    The Office of the Bishop will be closed for Staff Development Day on Thursday, June 12, 2014. The office will reopen, and staff will return to the office on Friday, June 13, 2014. Please join us in prayer: From the Book of Common Prayer, page 818 Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel for the renewal and mission of your Church.

  • An Easter Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ: Grace and peace to you. It was not very long ago that we all received the Church's invitation to the observance of a holy Lent. I hope that this Season and its disciplines have been an aid to your spiritual health and growth.

  • New Communication Support Agent

    The Office of the Bishop welcomes Elsa Dooling to our staff as the new Communication Support Agent! Elsa will be responsible for the Online News Room on the diocesan website, the diocesan electronic newsletters and providing support for diocesan events. Elsa comes to us with a rich and diverse background with a strong concentration in nonprofit administration, communications, business management, community organizing, writing and teaching.

  • Convention Locations Announced

    The Office of the Bishop is excited to announce the locations for the 2013 and 2014 Diocesan Conventions. We will be continuing with the recent pattern of holding a one-day Convention for two years, followed by a three-day Convention with a guest speaker and a banquet in the year we elect General Convention Deputies. We will elect Deputies to General Convention in 2013.

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