Office of the Bishop Staff Changes

Office of the Bishop Staff Changes

Sandra Littman, Administrative Assistant to the Bishop, has now retired. Filling in for her is Elizabeth Vang, who is continuing to function as Receptionist and Administrative Assistant as well. When you arrive at the Office of the Bishop, if no one is at the front desk, please press the buzzer and someone will meet you in the lobby shortly. Please be patient and work with us through this transition.


Bishop Barry Beisner has named the Rev. Sarah Quinney Missioner for Youth Discipleship for the Diocese of Northern California. Rev. Sarah is priest-in-charge at St. James, Lincoln, and will serve the diocese in concert with that ministry.

Rev. Sarah will help our congregations and church leaders in the development of youth discipleship - locally, in the deanery and on the Diocesan level.

Over the past several years Rev. Sarah has participated in the Lift Every Voice pilgrimage with Bishop Barry and the Rev. Anne Clarke and has been a part of the leadership team for our diocese's Pathways pilgrimages. She will be the lead coordinator for Pathways and work closely with Rev. Anne and Canon Andrea McMillin on Faith Formation progams.

She will report to Canon Andrea, who said: "I am excited that Rev. Sarah has joined our faith formation team on the bishop's staff. Sarah brings an enthusiasm, joy, and drive to this ministry that our diocese needs. Sarah's deep faith in Jesus Christ, her experience with youth and young adults, and her commitment to the ongoing incorporation of all people into the lives of our congregations will help us to grow our churches as we strengthen our witness with and among our youth. That she will be grounded also in her work at St. James, Lincoln, will only help us to keep our ministry relevant and connected to the congregations we serve."

Please contact Rev. Sarah at or at 916-442-6918 ext. 224, for more information regarding offerings for our youth in the diocese and beyond, opportunities to engage youth in congregational life, resources and training opportunities for youth and their adult leaders (lay and ordained), interest in engaging youth and adults in our Diocesan youth events, and general support for lay and ordained individuals ministering with youth.

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