The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus was installed as bishop of the Diocese of California in 2006 — a position of oversight for a diocese comprised of 27,000 communicants in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties, and the cities of Los Altos and part of Palo Alto. He is passionate about ecospirituality and presides over Holy Hikes services annually.
The Rev. Justin R. Cannon
Founder & Director
Justin received his Bachelor of Arts from Earlham College and his Master of Divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA. He is the founder of Inclusive Orthodoxy and a published author/editor. He worked as Program Manager of Episcopal Charities, San Francisco, from 2009-2012 and is currently serving as Rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in San Leandro, CA.
He was ordained to the priesthood by the Right Reverend Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California, on December 3, 2011. He is “most at home” in the outdoors, and is passionate about finding ways to not just care for the earth, but to rebuild and nurture communion between the human community and the rest of Creation.
Wesley received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University and his Masters of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion. He is currently pursuing ordination in the Episcopal Church. Aside from theology and people, his greatest passion is photography. He says, “It is through the window of my photography that I most readily see the Divine.”
Since mid-2010 Wesley has offered his photography gifts to Holy Hikes, capturing the spirit of the hikes, and in 2012 he completed the production of Holy Hike’s DVD. He is an avid backpacker, and is currently pursuing a vocation to ordained ministry.
David Romain worked for years as physical geography instructor at the community college level, exploring cultural, economic, political and regional geography. He has also worked as an urban planner, economic development consultant, managed two community development corporations, and worked for PG&E as an energy conservation specialist to promote energy conservation in homes and businesses.
He is an active parishioner at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Oakland and an avid camper and hiker. In 2002, a workshop at the Forestry Institute for Teachers introduced David to forest ecology and forest management in California. His current passion is the “stewardship of Mother Earth,” and he organizes educational trips to the Marin Headlands and other nature areas for classes and other groups.
Matthew has been a liturgical musician for over a decade, running around San Francisco with his guitar, ministering in both Episcopal and Roman Cathedrals and smaller churches throughout the area. Matthew, with his wife Teri and children Maxine, Gabrielle, and Tharan, are members of Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. They are active in the childrens’ and music ministry as well as the Second Sunday Supper Service project.