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June 28, 2017 | by Richard Anderson

In 1959 the Rt. Rev. Donald J. Campbell resigned after ten years as suffragan bishop in Los Angeles to accept a position at the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For a bishop to resign from normative episcopal responsibilities in a diocese and venture into a different area of ministry was a new experience for […]

June 15, 2017 | by The Rev. Kathleen Kelly

To encourage a process grounded in prayer, the standing committee is in the process of calling together a team of chaplains, lay and clergy, from across the diocese. Some chaplains have already been identified, but we hope that more who are interested in being part of a chaplaincy team will contact us. A group of […]

June 13, 2017 | by Standing Committee

This month the focus of our diocese is upon saying “Vaya Con Dios” to Bishop and Terri Mathes. Your standing committee is busy multi-tasking, however, to assure a smooth transition. Standing committee teams are working on: 1) coordinating farewell events, 2) preparing to select a consultant who will guide us through the process and an […]

June 5, 2017 | by Hannah Wilder

I was on the standing committee in September of 2003 when Bishop Hughes announced his intention to retire at the end of 2004. I became the president of the standing committee the following February. Bishop Hughes introduced the committee to Bishop Clay Matthews, the executive director of pastoral development for the Episcopal Church. Bishop Matthews […]

June 5, 2017 | by Tim True

Today’s Christian subculture has developed a sophisticated theology of Self. It’s all about a personal relationship with Jesus, we say. Jesus meets me where I am, we say. What else matters as long as I love Jesus? The common good? Community? Church? Bah! Who needs ‘em? I’m fine on my own, thank you very much. […]

May 25, 2017 | by Charlette Preslar

With the end of the school year fast approaching, it is impossible to consider transitions without remembering those graduating from high school and approaching the next phase of their lives. Each of the youth below is a member of a different congregation in our diocese. They are off to college this fall and are ready […]

May 25, 2017 | by Bobbi Hoff

Transition: many thoughts circle in my head when I hear the word “transition.” Yikes! There is change afoot. How is it going to affect me? Will it be good? Will it be better? Will it be worse? Oftentimes when we look at change, we look inward and not out beyond ourselves. Transition, change, endings and […]

February 14, 2017 | by Hannah Wilder

SAN DIEGO – The Rt. Rev. James R. Mathes, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, announced today that he plans to resign his post to answer a call to serve as associate dean of students at Virginia Theological Seminary. He will be responsible for community formation, admissions and he will serve as the […]