The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
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.
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 Diocese of Arizona, she ran all aspects of clergy Transition (deployment).
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.
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Across the diocese, there are seven deaneries, 69 parishes and missions, and over 14,000 baptized members. The Church of the Incarnation is in the Russian River Deanery headed by The Very Rev. Daniel Green. Besides Incarnation, other Episcopal churches in the deanery are Good Shepherd, Cloverdale; St. Michael and All Angels, Ft. Bragg; St. Paul’s, Healdsburg; Shepherd by the Sea Episcopal/Lutheran Mission, Gualala; St. John’s, Lakeport; St. Andrew’s in the Redwoods Parochial Mission, Monte Rio; St. John’s, Petaluma; St. Patrick’s, Kenwood; St. Stephen’s, Sebastopol; Trinity, Sonoma; Holy Trinity, Ukiah; St. Francis in the Redwoods Mission, Willits.