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 rabbits Sophia and Anastasia.
Our Choirmaster & Organist
David H. Douma, our Organist and Choirmaster, has been at Saint Giles since June 2002. He has over 40 years of professional church music experience in a variety of church settings, and brings to his ministry a wide-ranging expertise in organ music and choral literature.
- Jean Ackerman, Junior Warden
- Yvonne Arbuckle, Clerk
- Maryann Carrick, Senior Warden
- Karl Droese
- Brigitte Koenig
- Lidia Mostaghimi
- Wayne Swaney
- George Alexeeff