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February 2, 2023

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Las inscripciones de nuestro curso Cohort en español que serán en el invierno 2023 todavía están abiertas.
¿Cómo me inscribo?
  • Presione en la página de internet que esta abajo y complete la aplicación en Ingles o español.
  • Necesitará una carta de recomendación de su Rector/Vicario/Sacerdote a cargo.
Si tiene alguna pregunta comuníquese con la Rev. Katherine B Doar, directora de la escuela del Ministerio de la Diócesis de El Camino Real


The Spanish Cohort for our course opening in the winter of 2023 is still accepting applications.

How do I apply?
  1. Click the link for more infomation and to fill out the online application in English or Español
  2. Request a letter of recommendation from your Rector/Vicar/Priest in Charge

Questions? Contact The Rev. Katherine B. Doar, School for Ministry Dean, Diocese of El Camino Real at

The Episcopal Church Women of the diocese will soon form a new board and we invite you to step up to join. The positions for election to a three-year term include: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, United Thank Offering Coordinator.

The purpose of the Diocesan ECW Board is to support individual congregations in the diocese, with programs within our church and communities that strengthen our faith, improve our relations with others, and use our own individual time, talents and treasures.

The ECW Board meets monthly, currently by Zoom. The work focuses on presenting programs offered to all women of the diocese for new learning, building community, and for recognizing Honored Women from each congregation. All women are members of the ECW of the diocese by virtue of their membership in the Episcopal Church.

Submit your name and Board position to ECW Vice President Jane Pomeroy at by Feb. 15th. 

Board of Trustees Update

  • The Board, along with members of the Standing Committee and Commission on Ministry, gathered in person at St. Paul’s/San Pablo, Salinas, for a leadership retreat. The retreat focused on canonical governance structures, roles, and responsibilities.
  • The Board held its Annual Meeting, adopted Norms, and elected officers. The Rev. Kristine Johnson will serve as Vice President and Jeff Diehl will serve as Secretary.
  • In preparation for an awesome year, the Board reviewed the way we conduct our meetings and reviewed our operating structures for the benefit of the new Board members.
St. Mary's Church Looking For Handbells - There is a strong interest in starting a handbell choir at St. Mary's Church. Does your church have a set of handbells you are not using and are willing to loan out? Please contact the Saint Mary's Music Director, Nicholas Mourlam at (925) 724-8882 or

From the Social Justice Committee

Double Milestone for Decarbonizing - Nathaniel Bullard reported more good creation care news in Bloomberg Green Sparklines on 1-26-2023. He reported “Last year was a double milestone for decarbonizing the world’s energy system. It was the first year when investment in the energy transition equaled global investment in fossil fuels, according to the latest data release from clean energy research group BloombergNEF.

But 2022 was also a milestone in another sense — as the first year when investment in decarbonizing energy surpassed $1 trillion. The year-on-year increase of more than $250 billion from 2021 was the largest jump yet.” 
“Renewable energy and electrified transport reaped most of those dollars. Those sectors were buoyed by soaring installations of wind and solar — with more than 350 gigawatts of assets built — and sales of 10-million-plus electric vehicles globally.

For the full story see Green Sparklines on the web.
Action Alerts from the Episcopal Office of Government Relations (OGR)

Urge Congress to Advance the Study of Reparations This legislation, known as H.R. 40, was recently reintroduced - please urge your Representative to co-sponsor this legislation today!
Tell Congress to Continue Addressing Human Trafficking Thank lawmakers for unanimously passing the Abolish Human Trafficking Reauthorization Act, while also reminding them to remain vigilant in the fight to end human trafficking going forward.

Bishop Lucinda's Schedule




4   St Stephen’s, San Luis Obispo Vestry Retreat
  St. Barnabas’, Arroyo Grande Visitation
Funeral for the Rev. Norman Somes
12   St. Peter’s-by-the-Sea, Morro Bay Visitation

  Consecration of the Rev. Elias Garcia Cardeñas
as Bishop of Columbia

Job Opportunities

The Episcopal Church in Almaden seeks a Music Director/Organist. Please click here for the job description and instructions on how to apply.

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church seeks a Director of Music/Organist to establish and maintain a robust and inspiring music program that incorporates corporate worship and invites broad participation by the choir and congregation. Click here to see the job description.

St. Luke’s, Atascadero, is calling a part-time Priest-in-Charge.  This position will be 10 hours/week, and so, would be a great fit for a bivocational priest, or a priest who only wants to work quarter-time.  There is very strong lay leadership, which was especially helpful throughout the pandemic, and which sets the parish up nicely to work with a part-time priest.  For more information, please see their parish profile by clicking HERE.  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and OTM profile to Canon Martha Korienek at  Applications are being received through Feb. 15, 2023.

St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Pacific Grove, is seeking a Children, Youth, and Family Minister. Read the job description via the link for the position.
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