Megan Traquair

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The Right Reverend

Megan M. Traquair

M. Div.
Bishop of Northern California
ChurchEpiscopal Church
DioceseNorthern California
ElectedFebruary 9, 2019
In office2019 -
PredecessorBarry L. Beisner
Ordination1991 (deacon)
1992 (priest)
by Frederick H. Borsch
ConsecrationFebruary 9, 2019
by Michael Curry
Personal details
Previous post(s)Canon to the Ordinary, The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona
EducationPomona College, 1985
Alma materSeabury-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.

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]


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.

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 elected on the third ballot.

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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