Marc Andrus

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The Right Reverend
Marc Andrus
VIII Bishop of California
Province The Episcopal Church Flag of the US Episcopal Church.svg
Diocese California
See Grace Cathedral
Installed 2006
Term ended Incumbent
Predecessor William Edwin Swing
Other posts

Suffragan Bishop

Diocese of Alabama
Ordination 25 April 1988
Consecration 7 February 2002
Personal details
Born (1956-10-20) October 20, 1956 (age 60)
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.

Andrus is married to Sheila Andrus, the former acting director of the Sparkman Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's School of Public Health. They have two daughters, Chloe and Pilar.

See also[edit]


  1. The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus elected Eighth Bishop of California Sean McConnell, Episcopal Diocese of California, May 6, 2006
  2. California diocese elects Marc Andrus as bishop Episcopal News Service, May 7, 2006

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Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by
William Edwin Swing
8th Bishop of California
22 July 2006 – present
Succeeded by