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A Rancho Santa Margarita Episcopalian priest and the former director of the Nixon Library Foundation was named bishop of the six-county Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, church officials announced Saturday.
Receiving 122 clergy and 194 lay votes at the Ontario Convention Center, Saturday, the Rev. John H. Taylor, 62, was elected bishop of the area that represents about 136 neighborhood congregations and 40 schools across six counties, including Orange.
Taylor serves as vicar for St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church and school in Rancho Santa Margarita.
“I look forward with joy to serving alongside my fellow ministers – laypeople, deacons, priests and bishops – as we continue to proclaim the gospel in word and deed,” he said.
Ordained as a priest in 2004, Taylor also served in the Church of St. Andrew the Apostle in Fullerton and has written two novels. Taylor is married to Kathleen Hannigan O’Connor and has four adult children.
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