The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus is the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California. He was installed as bishop in 2006 — a position of oversight for a diocese comprised of 27,000 communicants in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties, and the cities of Los Altos and part of Palo Alto. Prior to his election as Bishop of California, Andrus served as Bishop Suffragan in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.
The Rev. Justin R. Cannon received his Bachelor of Arts from Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, and his Master of Divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley. He was ordained as a deacon by the Right Reverend Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of California, on June 4, 2011 and served as deacon at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, Berkeley. On December 3, 2011, he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Andrus on December 3, 2011 and accepted a call to serve as Priest-in-Charge at Saint Giles in June 2012.
Fr. Justin is the founder of Holy Hikes, an eco-ministry serving the Diocese of California that gathers monthly to celebrate the Holy Eucharist outdoors in the context of a nature hike, as well as the founder of Inclusive Orthodoxy. He is a published author, the editor of two books ― Sanctified: An Anthology of Poetry by LGBT Christians, and Homosexuality in the Orthodox Church ― and was interviewed in the 2012 film The Right to Love: An American Family.
Before being called to Saint Giles, Fr. Justin worked as Program Manager of Episcopal Charities. His efforts focused on the launch of Episcopal Charities’ Action Networks, which work to address the root causes of poverty. He is an Associate of the Society of Saint Francis and currently lives in Orinda, California, with his two pet rabbits.
Minister of Music
Daniel Nebel is currently a regional bandsman specializing in horn with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West stationed at Travis AFB, CA. He has earned degrees in music from the Eastman School of Music and Wichita State University with additional studies at University of Northern Colorado. As an organist he has served congregations in 6 states since 2000 and has performed on the historic Italian Baroque Organ at the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery and the Great Marcussen at Wichita State University’s Wiedemann Hall. His teachers include Lynne Davis, Chris Petit, Annie Lavar, Nicole Marane, and Frances Meier.
- Jean Ackerman, Senior Warden
- Jenna Johnson-Hanks
- David Hess, Treasurer
- Brigitte Koenig
- Lidia Mostaghimi
- Wayne Swaney, Junior Warden
- Caroline Wood, Secretary