The Episcopal Diocese
of El Camino Real
B.V. Sargent House
154 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mailing Address
PO Box 689
Salinas, CA 93902

Phone: (831) 394-4465



Help the diocese continue its community ministries
and realize our vision for the future.

Bishop’s Annual Appeal

Guided by Bishop Lucinda Ashby, these funds support the diocese’s new School for Ministry program, our first local formation program beginning January 2022, the Community Trailblazers (see right), and the Leadership Innovation Fund. Over time this endeavor will establish multiple bilingual programs to educate, form, and train a new generation of faithful lay and ordained leaders to serve in the diocese and larger world.

Bishop’s Appeal: Community Trailblazers

Beginning June 2022, the new Trailblazer role is designed to lead congregations into the community, exploring and discovering meaningful ways to engage and partner with local agencies, institutions, and other churches — helping our churches to again become vital, vibrant, and alive. This is also funded by the Bishop’s Appeal; click below to specify your support.

Bishop’s Appeal: School for Ministry

Our first local formation program began in early 2022 with a Lay Preaching licensing program, in consultation with the Iona Collaborative out of the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. The funds given to our School for Ministry support our dean, The Rev. Katherine Doar, and provide scholarships and materials for students plus additional funding for guest presenters.

Bishop’s Discretionary Fund

This allows our diocese to meet needs local and afar, either to support a new ministry that otherwise has no financial resources or in times of emergency.

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