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


Spring Renewal 2023

· Spring Renewal is our new annual gathering for the Diocese of El Camino Real ·
· Spring Renewal is for worship, thanksgiving and celebration ·
· Spring Renewal is for shared learning and growth ·
· Spring Renewal is for everyone in our Diocese! ·

April 28-29, Sherwood Hall, Salinas

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Registration for Spring Renewal is open! Please click here to sign up!

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Spring Renewal, 2023, is a wonderful gathering for everyone in our diocese. This year, at our in-person gathering we welcome the Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, as our Keynote Speaker. She will engage us more deeply with our theme for 2023, “Courage in the Wilderness.” Spring Renewal will have all the elements you miss from convention, without the business! We will worship, share a banquet to honor our ministries, enjoy presentations and conversation, and most of all, simply be together as a diocese. Bishop Lucinda hopes that you plan to attend and greet Bishop Diana. Bishop Lucinda and Bishop Diana are excited to discuss our theme and expand our faithful journey in the wilderness.

Spring Renewal is an in-person only event and there will not be an online option available. Your registration fee of $125 covers the banquet dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday, program and materials.

Please click here to download a flyer with registration form if you or someone you know would prefer to register via mail.

If you have any questions, please contact Carole Bartolini at or Kirstin Nielsen at


Friday evening 5 pm to 8 pm:
  • Gathering and Social Hour
  • Banquet and Honors
  • Keynote with Bishop Diana Akiyama
  • Compline
Saturday 8 am to 5 pm:
  • Morning Prayer
  • Session I with Bishop Diana “Courage in the Wilderness”
  • Table conversation
  • Session II with Bishop Diana & Bishop Lucinda “Personal Wilderness”
  • Lunch
  • Session III Take-away into the Wilderness
  • Table conversation
  • Closing Eucharist

Lodging in Salinas:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
$150 to $180 per night
195 Kern Street, Salinas, California 93901

Hampton Inn & Suites : Salinas
$250 to $280
523 Work Street, Salinas, California, 93901, USA

Laurel Inn and Conference Center
$130 to $160 per night
801 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906

About our Keynote Speaker:


Bishop Diana AkiyamaThe Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama was born in Wheeler, Oregon and grew up in a Japanese-American community in Hood River. Bishop Akiyama was the first Japanese-American woman ordained to the priesthood in The Episcopal Church, ordained 1988 in the Diocese of Eastern Oregon. The Rt. Rev. Akiyama was ordained and consecrated as bishop on January 30, 2021 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland.




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