Mary Gray-Reeves elected third bishop of El Camino Real

Mary Gray-Reeves elected third bishop of El Camino Real on the second ballot. She was one of three women in a slate of five. Should she receive consent she would be the fifteenth woman in the elected bishop in the church and one of the five youngest members of the current House of Bishops.

Election results here. The bishop-elect’s profile is here and her acceptance statement is here.

Episcopal News Service coverage is here. Here’s the ENS description of the diocese:

The diocese was formed in 1980 out of the Diocese of California. It extends along the Pacific coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles from Palo Alto to San Luis Obispo, encompassing the counties of Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo. Trinity Cathedral in San Jose serves as the diocesan see while the diocesan offices are located in Seaside on the Monterey Peninsula. Farming, technology, vineyards and resort areas are found in the diocese. Congregations worship in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Laotian, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Sudanese dialects and Lakota. About 14,330 Episcopalians worship in the diocese’s 50 congregations.

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