Our Bishop

PictureThe Rt. Rev. Dr. Eric Vawter Menees was consecrated to be the Vth Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin on September 24, 2011.  Prior to his election Fr. Menees  served as the Rector of the Anglican Church of the Resurrection in San Marcos, CA.

A graduate of the General Theological Seminary, Fr. Menees received his Doctor of Ministry from Seabury Western in 2006. After he graduated from seminary Fr. Menees was ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and subsequently served as the Deacon/Priest in Charge of the Church of Epiphany and the Associate Rector of the Church of the Messiah, both of which were Spanish language ministries.The Rev. Menees served as the Chaplain to the Bishop’s School in LaJolla prior to becoming Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in San Marcos, CA.

For reasons of conscience, the Rev. Menees left Grace Episcopal and founded the Anglican Church of the Resurrection in 2006.  He is a vowed Third Order Franciscan.

The Rev. Menees is married to Florence Guadalupe Mira-Menees and has a daughter, Milagro, and a son, Sebastian.