Bishop Megan Traquair

Megan M. Traquair was ordained and consecrated as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Northern California on June 29, 2019, at the Mondavi Center in Davis, California. Traquair became the first female bishop in the 109-year history of the diocese.

Traquair grew up in Santa Barbara, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and public policy analysis from Pomona College. She earned her Master of Divinity at Seabury Western Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Traquair and her husband, Philip, have two grown children: Hannah who teaches high school in Tucson, and Benjamin, who is an engineer in Colorado.

Her interests include gardening, genealogy, hiking, and history.