Megan Traquair

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Megan McClure Traquair is the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California.

Early life[edit]

Traquair was raised in Santa Barbara.[1] She attended Pomona College, where she majored in cultural anthropology and public policy analysis and graduated in 1985.[2] She received her Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Illinois.[1]


On February 3, 2019, Traquair was elected by the Special Electing Convention held at Faith Episcopal Church in Cameron Park, California.[3][4] She was ordained and consecrated the eighth bishop (and first female bishop) of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California on June 29, 2019, at the Mondavi Center in Davis, California.[5] The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, served as the chief consecrator.


  1. ^ a b "Meet Bishop Megan". Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "Megan Traquair". LinkedIn. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  3. ^ Stoneberg, David. "Rev. Canon Megan Traquair elected Episcopal bishop for Northern California diocese". Napa Valley Register. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  4. ^ Moleski, Vincent. "Episcopal Diocese of Northern California elects first female bishop". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  5. ^ "Consecration of first female Bishop in Northern California Diocese". Red Bluff Daily News. June 21, 2019. Retrieved January 24, 2020.

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