On Saturday, December 2, members the St. John's delegation — the Rev. Scott Denman, Carolyn George, David Mundy, Alex Slatoff, and Greg Slatoff — took part in the special electing convention of the Diocese of California at Grace Cathedral. The Rev. Austin K. Rios was elected ninth bishop of the diocese. Thank you to our delegates for their time, consideration, and service!
[Dec. 2, 2023- SAN FRANCISCO] The Episcopal Diocese of California elected the Rev. Austin K. Rios as its ninth bishop during a special convention on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.
“God has blessed our diocese with so many resources and the gift of proximity to and influence upon the ideas, trends, and possibilities for the future of our world,” Rios said in an address to the diocese shortly after being elected. “We as a connected network of congregations called DioCal have the chance to bless the larger church and the world through our witness that a multicultural, multigenerational, multi-faceted, and multilingual community is where our greatest strength and possibility as a people are found,” he added.
Read more on the diocesan website.