The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus was installed as the Episcopal Bishop of California in 2006 – a position of oversight for a diocese comprised of 28,000 communicants in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties, and the cities of Los Altos, part of Palo Alto, and San Francisco. His seat is here at Grace Cathedral. In previous positions he served as Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of Alabama, as a priest in both parish and school settings in Pennsylvania and Virginia, and as a regional planner.
His leadership has focused on key issues related to peace and justice, including immigration reform, climate change, civil rights for LBGT persons, and health care. An example of his local engagement includes co-chairing a community-wide planning process for rebuilding St. Luke’s hospital in San Francisco. Bishop Andrus serves on the boards of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, California Pacific Medical Center, Episcopal Charities, the Episcopal School for Deacons, Episcopal Community Services, and the American Bach Soloists, among other foundations.