Article by the Bishop Search and Transition Committee

The Search and Transition Committee invites all members of the Diocese of California to share in a conversation about our hopes for the next bishop. The data gathered at these meetings will form the core of the diocesan profile—the descriptive document we will publish to seek applicants to serve as the Ninth Bishop of California.

We want to hear what you believe the skills, qualities, and gifts our next bishop will have that will lead us forward in the next ten to fifteen years. All the data will be compiled and compared to discern more clearly where the Holy Spirit is leading us in this critical work.

What are the most critical issues facing the Diocese of California? What gifts or skills will our next bishop need to lead the diocese? What is our shared vision of the Beloved Community that we want to offer those who will discern if they wish to apply to the bishop search?

We will hold listening sessions in each deanery, and a listening session in Spanish, although you may attend any that you would like to. We will also provide a Zoom link to these sessions for those who cannot come in person. Locations and dates for these listening sessions are listed below.

We look forward to seeing you at a listening session in the coming weeks!

Alameda Deanery

St. Augustine’s
525 29th Street
Oakland, CA 94609

Saturday, November 12
9:00 – 11:00 am

Zoom link: 
Meeting ID: 860 0810 4716
One tap mobile:
+16694449171,,86008104716# US
+16699006833,,86008104716# US (San Jose)

Marin Deanery

St. John’s
14 Lagunitas Road
Ross, CA 94957

Saturday, November 19
10:00 am – Noon

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 872 5826 7829
One tap mobile: 
+16699006833,,87258267829# US (San Jose)
+16694449171,,87258267829# US

Peninsula Deanery

St. Paul’s
415 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA 94010

Saturday, December 3
10:00 am – Noon

Zoom link:
Meeting ID:  812 7482 6226
One tap mobile:  
+16694449171,,81274826226# US
+16699006833,,81274826226# US (San Jose)

Listening Session in Spanish

Church Divinity School of the Pacific
2450 Le Conte Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709

Saturday, January 14
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

San Francisco Deanery

St. Gregory of Nyssa
500 De Haro Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Wednesday, November 16
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 852 3507 1839
One tap mobile:
+16699006833,,85235071839# US (San Jose)
+16694449171,,85235071839# US

Contra Costa Deanery

St. Paul’s
1924 Trinity Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Thursday, December 1
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Zoom link:
Meeting ID:  814 1051 9640
One tap mobile: 
+16694449171,,81410519640# US
+16699006833,,81410519640# US (San Jose)

Southern Alameda Deanery

St. Clare’s
3350 Hopyard Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588-5105

Wednesday, December 7
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 846 3828 2308
One tap mobile:  
+16694449171,,84638282308# US
+16699006833,,84638282308# US (San Jose)