|The Right Reverend
|VIII Bishop of California|
|Province||The Episcopal Church|
|Predecessor||William Edwin Swing|
|Other posts||Diocese of Alabama|
|Ordination||25 April 1988|
|Consecration||7 February 2002|
October 20, 1956 |
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Marc Handley Andrus (born October 20, 1956) is the Eighth and current Bishop of Episcopal Diocese of California in The Episcopal Church. He was elected after three ballots in a special convention at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral on May 6, 2006, and was invested as Bishop of California on July 22, 2006. Prior to his election as Bishop of California, Andrus served as a suffragan bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.
Andrus was born in 1956 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to Mary Frances and Francis Andrus and was raised in Kingston, Tennessee. He received his Bachelor of Science in Plant Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1979 and a master's degree in social sciences from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg in 1982. After receiving his master's degree, Andrus went to work as a regional planner for the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission on Virginia's Delmarva Peninsula.
In 1987, Andrus was awarded a Master of Divinity degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. After being ordained deacon on June 20, 1987, he became the senior associate at the Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr and was ordained priest on April 25, 1988.
In 1990, Andrus became the chaplain at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, until 1997 when he became rector of Emmanuel Church in Middleburg, Virginia. He remained there until his consecration as bishop suffragan for the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama on February 7, 2002.
- The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus elected Eighth Bishop of California Sean McConnell, Episcopal Diocese of California, May 6, 2006
- California diocese elects Marc Andrus as bishop Episcopal News Service, May 7, 2006
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|Episcopal Church (USA) titles|
William Edwin Swing
|8th Bishop of California
22 July 2006 – present