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Katharine Jefferts Schori to be Assisting Bishop

We are excited to announce the selection of the Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori as our assisting bishop. Bishop Jefferts Schori will begin her tenure with us on August 13. She will serve three-quarters time performing episcopal functions such as visitations, confirmations, ordinations, and receptions. She will share with the standing committee the task of providing leadership and vision for the diocese and shall generally perform the functions of a diocesan bishop as delegated to her by the standing committee in its capacity as the ecclesiastical authority during the transition. She will work closely with the executive council as well.

Bishop Jefferts Schori served as the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church from 2006 until 2015. Prior to her role as primate, she was the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada. She earned a biology degree from Stanford in 1974, followed by a master’s in oceanography in 1977, and a doctorate, also in oceanography in 1983 from Oregon State University. In 1994 she earned a master’s in divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She is married to Richard Schori, a retired topology professor. Their daughter, Katharine, served ten years in the US Air Force; she separated as a major. Bishop Jefferts Schori is an instrument-rated pilot and is fluent in Spanish.

We thank you for your continued prayers as we move forward with this transition.


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11 replies to “Katharine Jefferts Schori to be Assisting Bishop

  1. Fr Jim Rosenthal, UK | on June 28, 2017

    Great news, lucky you!

  2. Fr. Eric T. Carpine, ofm | on June 28, 2017

    I am so happy to hear the news of Bishop Schori. Blessed are you to have her.

  3. Kathryn Hager | on June 28, 2017

    Lucky San Diego!

  4. JL Kelbaugh | on June 28, 2017

    Nice press release, but you seem so caught up in yourselves that you assume all know the origin of this. Not once was your diocese mentioned in this facebook post. Who and where are you?

    • Pat | on June 28, 2017

      It’s at the top of the page, San Diego.

      • Kirsten Claxton-Salcido | on June 28, 2017

        Congrats!! Lucky San Diego!!

  5. Elmer A. Harbaugh | on June 28, 2017

    I am so glad to see that she is still very active in the Episcopal Church. I was so impressed with her faith and message when I met her while she was still Presiding Bishop. You are lucky to have her– I wish she could return to our diocese!

  6. Elmer A. Harbaugh | on June 28, 2017

    I am so glad to learn that she is still very active in the Episcopal Church. I was so impressed with her faith, manner and message when I met her as she visited our diocese while she was Presiding Bishop. I think the Archbishop of Canterbury still owes her an apology, but she carried on so regally! I think you will be very lucky to have her serve!

  7. Sandra Bedard | on July 3, 2017

    I was so impressed with her when I met her at Triennial and then again in San Diego several years later. She has such a pastoral presence about her, and her sermons were excellent and concise. St. Mary’s in Ramona is so pleased to be having her as our Assisting Bishop!

  8. Nan Williams | on July 9, 2017

    Wonderful to have her so near! (All Saints Beverly Hills). A long-time admirer (and friend of the SFV 99s).

    Nan Williams

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