The Right Reverend
Megan M. Traquair
|Bishop of Northern California|
|Elected||February 9, 2019|
|In office||2019 -|
|Predecessor||Barry L. Beisner|
|Ordination||1991 (deacon) |
by Frederick H. Borsch
|Consecration||February 9, 2019|
by Michael Curry
|Previous post(s)||Canon to the Ordinary, The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona|
|Education||Pomona College, 1985|
|Alma mater||Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, 1991|
Megan McClure Traquair (born in 1962) is an American Prelate who is the VIII Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California.
Traquair was raised in Santa Barbara. She attended Pomona College, where she majored in cultural anthropology and public policy analysis and graduated in 1985. She received her Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Illinois.
Traquair was ordained a deacon at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Palos Verdes Estates, California, on June 15, 1991 and was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests at St. John's Pro-Cathedral in Los Angeles, California, on January 11, 1992, both by Bishop Frederick Houk Borsch of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.
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. The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, served as the chief consecrator.
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- Moleski, Vincent. "Episcopal Diocese of Northern California elects first female bishop". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
- "Consecration of first female Bishop in Northern California Diocese". Red Bluff Daily News. June 21, 2019. Retrieved January 24, 2020.