Board of Directors

Bishop, Chair

The Rt. Rev. Megan Traquair

The Right Reverend Megan M. Traquair was ordained and consecrated the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California on June 29, 2019 at the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA. Her election took place at a Special Electing Convention on February 9, 2019 at Faith Episcopal Church, Cameron Park, CA. 

Bishop Megan is an active follower of Jesus Christ and was raised in Santa Barbara when it was a sleepy town, graduated from Pomona College in Claremont and received her MDiv at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, IL. Ordained in 1992 in the Diocese of Los Angeles she has led congregations in Tucson, towns near South Bend and Indianapolis, and Los Angeles. 

When she was Canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, she ran all aspects of clergy Transition (deployment). She coached clergy and congregations in conflict resolution and lead strategic planning. She has mentored locally-raised Hispanic clergy and supported the Hispanic Program Group in the diocese. She was a key developer of a non-profit management program for clergy: “Best Skills – Best Churches – What Seminary Didn’t Teach You.” By popular demand it was expanded to include lay leaders and ecumenical leaders. 

Serving churches both in rural and urban areas, Megan has an enduring interest in church growth and the active formation of disciples. She values preaching and good liturgy which speaks to the people and strengthens us for engaging with Jesus and serving the world. 

Her interests include gardening, genealogy, hiking and history. Her husband Philip is a pediatrician at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. They have been partners and best friends as well as parents. They have two children: Hannah who teaches high school in Tucson, and Benjamin, who is an engineer in Colorado. 

You may contact Bishop Megan at BishopMegan@norcalepiscopal.org. 




Deacon, President

The Rev. Canon Beatryce Clark

The Reverend Canon Cookie Clark is our President.  She is the deacon at the Church of the Epiphany, Vacaville.  Her prior service to the diocese has included Treasurer of the Diocese, Standing Committee (President), and Archdeacon.  She is well aware of what ECS can do for congregations as she has seen ECS’s support of Epiphany’s ecumenical community meals.

Cookie’s goal for ECS is to have a Board that represents the entire diocese so that there is someone near congregations to support new and existing outreach.  She further looks forward to ECS assisting and commending our smallest congregations as they transform their communities for Christ.




Deacon, Secretary

The Rev. Patty Park

I have been married to my husband Philip for 43 years.  We have 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren.

I have worshiped at St. Luke’s, Auburn since the early 1080’s.  For over thirty-years I have been an active member of St. Luke’s and the Diocese of Northern California.  I was ordained to the order of Deacons in 2016.

Over the years, I have been involved with, Education for Ministry, Prosper, Placer, Cursillo, and many other Church and Diocesan activities.

I am now retired but spent 25+ years with accounting and office work, so I have spreadsheet and computer skills.  I enjoy gardening. I am highly creative; love to Cook from scratch, sew, and create quilts.  I also enjoy small group activities.




Treasurer

Marcia Traner

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Vice President

Betty Harrison-Smith

Betty has been a member of All Saints’ Redding for over 45 years.  She is currently the Outreach Coordinator for All Saints’, being a member of the Ministry Council. She is the Chair of the Pastoral Care Team.

Her local community activities include being a 20-year member of the local elementary school Board of Trustees.  She is a member of Redding Rotary, and the current Chair of the Shasta County Commission on Aging. 

She was an instructor at Shasta College for almost 25 years, and an instructor at National University for 8 years.

Betty has experience working in partnerships with local government agencies and economic development groups.

She is a retired chaplain with the Redding Police Department.




Member

Jim Schaal

Jim Schaal serves as Executive Director of the Center at St. Matthew’s, an innovative community service ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California located in the Arden Arcade area of Sacramento County. Guided by the Center Committee appointed by the diocesan Board of Trustees, he is responsible for shaping the Center’s mission and vision, stewarding multiple programs and partnerships, and managing facilities, finances, fundraising, and communications. Jim brings more than two decades of program leadership and management experience in seminaries and faith-based community organizations.




Health Ministries

Susan Wahlstrom RN

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After a hospital nursing career in ICU, I felt God’s call toHealth Ministries and Parish Nursing. 

My home parish Trinity-Sutter Creek became the model for a paid
Parish Nurse Staff position and a fully developed Health Ministries now into it’s 17th year.This then lead to a call to become the Coordinator of Health Ministries in our Diocese.

One further step developed as I was asked to serve on the Board of Directors for National Episcopal Health Ministries.  It’s not difficult to see that my passion for ministry is bringing an extra measure of God’s healing & health of body, mind & spirit to our congregations and the communities we serve.




Member

Maria Acuna-Feldman




Communications

Paul Mallatt

Pronouns: He/Him/His
 
What brings me joy is listening to people’s stories and those stories have lead me to social justice work. I am currently enrolled in a program through the University of Redlands to be a spiritual director. I am also a flight attendant based out of Oakland, California, and through that work I am a veteran member of my employer’s Critical Incident Response Team.
I received most of my nonprofit fundraising experience training as a Volunteer Coordinator in the mid-1990s at Glide United Methodist Church, located in the heart of the Tenderloin District, in San Francisco, where thousands of hot meals were offered three times daily.
 
Most recently, I am a 2021 graduate of Best Skills/Best Churches, a non-profit management training program offered through Arizona State University, Lodestar Center.
 
I am an aspirant for the Diaconate, and if ordained I hope to live out our Baptismal Covenant by working in Sonoma County to alleviate hunger and homelessness, with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ folks, with an emphasis on issues that affect our transgender community and youth.
 
I am a former small business owner with extensive experience in operating a family-owned bakery.



Communications

Stacy Duval

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Member

The Rev. Rick Laughman

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Member

Michael Tompkins

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