About Us

We are the Episcopal Church in Northern California; we are members of the Anglican Communion and members of Christ’s one holy catholic and apostolic church.

Our Vision

Our Identity

A family of congregations in Northern California following Jesus Christ in the Anglican way as part of The Episcopal Church; we are partners with God in God’s mission here and throughout the world. 

Our Mission

The Mission of The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California is to make disciples, raise up saints and transform communities for Christ in Northern California.

Making Disciples, Raising Up Saints and Transforming Communities for Christ in Northern California

Governance

Direction

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California is lead by The Rt. Rev. Megan Traquair, with support and guidance from our Board of Trustees, and the Standing Committee.

Meet Bishop Megan

The Right Reverend Megan M. Traquair

916-442-6918
BishopMegan@norcalepiscopal.org

The Right Reverend Megan M. Traquair was ordained and consecrated the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California on June 29, 2019 at the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA. Her election took place at a Special Electing Convention on February 9, 2019 at Faith Episcopal Church, Cameron Park, CA. 

Bishop Megan is an active follower of Jesus Christ and was raised in Santa Barbara when it was a sleepy town, graduated from Pomona College in Claremont and received her MDiv at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, IL. Ordained in 1992 in the Diocese of Los Angeles she has led congregations in Tucson, towns near South Bend and Indianapolis, and Los Angeles. 

When she was Canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, she ran all aspects of clergy Transition (deployment). She coached clergy and congregations in conflict resolution and lead strategic planning. She has mentored locally-raised Hispanic clergy and supported the Hispanic Program Group in the diocese. She was a key developer of a non-profit management program for clergy: “Best Skills – Best Churches – What Seminary Didn’t Teach You.” By popular demand it was expanded to include lay leaders and ecumenical leaders. 

Serving churches both in rural and urban areas, Megan has an enduring interest in church growth and the active formation of disciples. She values preaching and good liturgy which speaks to the people and strengthens us for engaging with Jesus and serving the world. 

Her interests include gardening, genealogy, hiking and history. Her husband Philip is a pediatrician at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. They have been partners and best friends as well as parents. They have two children: Hannah who teaches high school in Tucson, and Benjamin, who is an engineer in Colorado. 

You may contact Bishop Megan at BishopMegan@norcalepiscopal.org. 

Latest From the Bishop

Meet the Office of the Bishop Staff

Leadership

Other Diocesan Leaders

Chair
Indigenous Ministries

The Rev. Canon
Ernestina Campbell

Co-Chair
Commission on Intercultural Ministries

Miriam Casey

President

Episcopal Community Services

The Rev. Canon
Beatryce Clark

Dean

Capital Deanery

The Very Rev.
Tom Gartin

Dean

Russian River Deanery

The Very Rev.
Ed Howell

Archdeacon

The Ven.
Pam Gossard

Archdeacon

The Ven.
Margaret Grayden

Dean

Sierra Deanery

The Very Rev.
Brian Rebholtz

Vice President
Board of Trustees

Margie Harrison-Smith

Chancellor

Barbara Jewell

Pathways

Shelby Larkey

West Coast Collaborative, Dean

The Rev. Sr. Kathy Lawler, OEF

Co-Chair
Commission on Ministry

The Rev. Dr.
Libby Vincent

Diocesan Treasurer

John Nykamp

Dean
Wingfield Deanery

The Very Rev.
Perry Polk

Pathways

Elizabeth Potts

Dean
Semper Virens Deanery

The Very Rev.
K. Lesley McCloghrie

Dean
Central Deanery

The Very Rev.
Rick Laughman

President
Standing Committee

The Rev.
Tim McDonald

Co-Chair
Commission on Ministry

The Rev.
Katherine Sefton

 Health Ministries

Susan Wahlstrom

Secretary to Convention

The Rev.
Annie Mertz

Cathedral Dean
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

The Very Rev. Matthew Woodward

Dean
Alta Deanery

The Very Rev.
Tammy Smith-Firestone

Co-Chair
Commission on Intercultural Ministries

Lynn Zender

Deaneries

Community

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California stretches across 26 counties, from the Pacific Coast to the Sierra Nevada that forms our eastern boundary, and from the Northern edge of the San Francisco Bay Area to the Oregon Coast. The churches in our diocese are grouped geographically into seven regional deaneries.

Dean: The Very Rev. K. Lesley McCloghrie

Christ Episcopal Church
625 15th St.
Eureka, CA 95501
christchurcheureka.org

phone: 707. 442.1797
email: klmccloghrie@gmail.com

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Christ Church, Eureka
St. Alban’s, Arcata
St. Francis, Fortuna
St. Paul’s, Crescent City

Dean: The Very Rev. Ed Howell

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
9000 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
stpatrickskenwood.org

phone: 707.833.4228
email: edhowell@sonic.net

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Good Shepherd, Cloverdale
St. Michael and All Angels, Ft. Bragg
St. Paul’s, Healdsburg
Shepherd by the Sea, Gualala
St. Patrick’s, Kenwood
St. John’s, Lakeport
St. John’s, Petaluma
Incarnation, Santa Rosa
St. Stephen’s, Sebastopol
Trinity, Sonoma
Holy Trinity, Ukiah
St. Francis, Willits

Dean: The Very Rev. Perry W. Polk

Grace Episcopal Church
1405 Kentucky St
FairfieldCA 94533-4715
gracechurchfairfield.org

phone: 707-425-4481
email: revperrypolk@gmail.com

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St. Paul’s, Benicia
St. Luke’s, Calistoga
St. Martin’s, Davis
Grace Church, Fairfield
St. Mary’s, Napa
Grace, St. Helena
Epiphany, Vacaville
Ascension, Vallejo
St. Luke’s, Woodland

Dean: The Very Rev. Tammy Smith-Firestone

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church
234 Floral Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
stjohnschico.org

phone: 530.894.1971
email: tammysmithfirestone@gmail.com

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St. Michael’s, Anderson
St. John’s, Chico
St. Andrew’s, Corning
St. Barnabas, Mt. Shasta
St. Nicholas, Paradise
St. Peter’s, Red Bluff
All Saints, Redding
Holy Trinity, Willows

Dean: The Very Rev. Brian Rebholtz

St. Luke’s, Auburn
124 Orange St.
Auburn, CA
saintlukesauburn.org

phone: 530.885.2316
email: priest@saintlukesauburn.org

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St. Michael’s, Alturas
St. Luke’s, Auburn
Emmanuel, Grass Valley
Holy Spirit, Lake Almanor
Holy Trinity, Nevada City
Christ the King, Quincy
Good Shepherd, Susanville

Dean: The Very Rev. Tom Gartin

Faith Episcopal Church

2200 Country Club Drive

Cameron Park, CA 95682

Phone: 530-676-5348

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Faith, Cameron Park
St. Michael’s, Carmichael
St. George’s, Carmichael
St. Mary’s, Elk Grove
Trinity, Folsom
St. Luke’s, Galt
Our Savior, Placerville
St. Clement’s, Rancho Cordova
Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento
All Saint’s, Sacramento
St. Matthew’s, Sacramento
St. Paul’s, Sacramento
Trinity, Sutter Creek

Dean: The Very Rev. Rick Laughman

St. James of Jerusalem Episcopal Church
556 N George Washington Blvd
Yuba City, CA 95993

stjamesyubacity.com

phone: 530.673.1790
email:laughman1728@yahoo.com

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St. Stephen’s, Colusa
St. Andrew’s, Antelope
St. Timothy’s, Gridley
St. James’, Lincoln
St. John’s, Marysville
St. Paul’s, Oroville
St. Augustine, Rocklin
St. John’s, Roseville
Grace, Wheatland
St. James’, Yuba City

Clergy

Diocesan Clergy are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

Questions?

Do you need to contact a clergy person? Please send an email to communications@norcalepiscopal.org or call 916-442-6918 for assistance.

Adair, Maryly

Adams, Bill

Allagree, Harry

Anderson Gartin, Megan

Arack, Mara

Armstrong, Liz

Armstrong, Susan

Arthur, Anne

Auelua, Royston

Baker, Andrea

Baker, Brian

Bakewell Jr, Grant

Beal, Stephen

Beatty, Anne

Beisner, Barry

Benesh, Jimi Brown

Bingham, John

Blumenstock, Robert

Boeger, Dan

Boeger, Mary

Borgeson, Phina

Botengan, Ben

Bowers, Marvin

Brannon, Stephen

Branson, Jana

Bruneau, Betsy

Cafferata, Gail

Callison, Don

Campbell, Tina

Carpenter, Stephen

Cave, Jeffrey

Chacon, Frank

Chapman, Tansy

Christianssen, Paul

Churchill, Gregg

Clader, Linda

Clark, Beatryce (Cookie)

Claugus, Mary

Clinehens, Harold

Cohen, David

Colbert, Paul

Cole, Lisa

Coloma, Restituto

Cornell, Charles

Cornils, Cal S.

Cram, Norman

Cunningham, Geri

Davidson-Methot, David

Davis, Rod

Day, John E.

Denney Zuniga, Amy

Denney, Robin

Dolan, Pamela

Donahoe, Melanie

Doncaster, Diana

Duff, Eric T.

Duncan, John

Englund, David

Fay, Delia

Felsovanyi, Andrea

Ferrito, Mike

Forte, Jeanne

Foxworth, George

Frederick, Katherine

Freeman, Karen

Gaines, Beth

Garnier, Maryellen

Gartin, Tom

Genato, Anny

Goshert, Mary

Gossard, Pam

Grayden, Margaret

Gray-Reneberg, Jeri

Greenwood, Merritt

Guthrie, Suzanne

Haggenjos, Babette

Haggenjos, Cliff

Hallisey, Ann

Hansen, Marcia

Harris, John

Hauck, Mary

Hawkins, Debbie

Hefti, Bill

Heidel, John

Helmuth, Brad

Hess, Ray

Higgins, Pamela

Holder, Arthur

Holeman, Katie

Honnold, Sandy

Hopkins, Portia

Hopner, Kathy

Howell, Ed

Hubbell, Sally

Huggard, Linda

Jevne, Lucretia

Jurkovich-Hughes, Jocelynn

Kellermann, Seth

Kendrick, Bart

Kerrick, Michael

King, Karen

King, L.A.

Knutsen, James

Knutson, Randy

Kuehn, Craig

Laborda Harris, Christy

Lamb, Jerry A.

Laughman, Rick

Lawler, Kathy

Lawrence, Amy

Leach, Alex

Leigh-Taylor, Christine

Leonetti, Stephen

Levensaler, Kurt

Lewis, Ernie

London, Daniel

Long, Cindy

Lueckert, Diana

Luther, Carol

Lynn, Connor

MacKenzie, James

Magdalene, Mags

Mallatt, Paul

Maloney, Linda

Mangels, John

McAulay, Roderick

McCammon, Jim

McCloghrie, Lesley

McDonald, Tim

McIlmoyl, Mac

McKeever, Anne Dryden

McManus, Chris

Mertz, Annie

Moore, Peggy

Moore, Pamela

Moore, Patricia

Morris, John Karl

Morrison, Mary

Myers, Jeanette

Napoliello, Susan

Neubauer, Zac

Nixon, Barbara Elizabeth

Olsen, Bob

Olson, Mack

Owren, David

Park, Patty

Parker, Mark

Phillippi, Bob

Phillips, Kevin

Pierson, Anne

Plucker, Susan Elizabeth

Polk, Perry W.

Poole, Charles

Potter, Sara

Powell, Anne

Powell, Lewis (Br. Simeon)

Quinney, Sarah

Rasmussen, Rik

Rebholtz, Brian

Reeve, Susan

Reichel, Sonya

Reinheimer, Phil

Reynolds, Bettye

Richardson, Jim

Rico, Bayani

Rines, Charles

Rontani, Aidan

Rontani, Bill

Rouse, Charles

Ryder, Annie

Schively, John

Scott, Bob

Seal, Christopher

Sefton, Kate

Shaver, Stephen

Shortes, Steve

Siegfriedt, Karen

Sigler, James

Siptroth, Stephen

Slakey, Anne

Smith, Anne

Smith-Firestone, Tammy

Snibbe, Jane

Stevenson, Richard Hugh

Stomski, William

Streufert, Nancy

Stuart, Toni

Sullivan, Ann

Symons, Eric

Thomas Jr, Jim

Torrey, Dorothy

Townsend, James

Traquair, Megan M.

Turner, Diana

Vafis, John

Vaughan, Jesse

Vincent, Libby

Von Grabow, Richard

Wakelee, Julie

Walker, Lynell

Wallace, Kathryn

Warren, Laurie

Warwick-Sabino, Debra

Watson, Wendy

Weber, Jo

Whitten, Roy

Wondra, Ellen K.

Woods, Cindy

Woodward, Matthew

Yale, Richard

Ziemann, Judith

Zoesch, Ron

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History of the Diocese

Our Story

Before the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California was established, several congregations within our diocese that existed at the time were under the jurisdiction of the Rev. William Ingraham Kip, the first priest of the Episcopal Church to be consecrated for work in California in October of 1853.

Paul’s, Sacramento (originally named Grace, Sacramento), was one of the first congregations Rev. Kip visited when he arrived in California. In 1854, after Benicia was removed as the capital of California, Rev. Kip helped organize the congregation of St. Paul’s there. In 1855-1861, congregations gathered in Marysville, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Auburn, Folsom, Petaluma, Napa and Placerville. Due to the Civil War, the next parish was not created until 1867 in Vallejo, followed by a church in Eureka in 1871 and Santa Rosa in 1873. By 1874, sixteen priests served the thirteen established parishes in the far-flung North California region. 

After twenty years of leading Anglicans across the vast geographical area of California, which comprised one tenth of the United States at that time, Rev. Kip requested that the General Convention of 1874 create a missionary jurisdiction and consecrate a bishop to share the responsibilities of the northern part of his diocese. One given the approval from the larger Church, the California diocese “split” to create the Missionary Jurisdiction of Northern California, an area that comprised twenty-four counties and 52,564 miles, with a population of over 200,000, of which about 2,400 were indigenous peoples. In addition, the first missionary bishop over the jurisdiction was consecrated in April of 1875, the Rt. Rev. John Henry Ducachet Wingfield. Thirty-six years later, in 1910, the congregations within the Missionary Jurisdiction officially became a diocese under the episcopate of the first diocesan bishop, the Rt. Rev. William Hall Moreland.

Our Bishops

Eight bishops have served our diocese since its beginning. Click on their names to read more about them. 

  1. John H. D. Wingfield (1874-1898)* 
  2. William Hall Moreland (1898-1932) 
  3. Archie William Noel Porter (1933-1957)
  4. Clarence Rupert Haden Jr. (1957-1978) 
  5. John Lester Thompson III (1978-1992) 
  6. Jerry Alban Lamb (1991-2007) 
  7. Barry Leigh Beisner (2006-2019) 
  8. Megan McClure Traquair (2019-present)
    Learn more about Bishop Megan here.

*Bishop Wingfield was elected as a missionary bishop but never became bishop diocesan.