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The Bishop's Ranch is a self-supporting ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California. We provide hospitality for retreats, conferences and other gatherings to groups and individuals from the Diocese of California, other churches, as well as spiritual and secular community groups and non-profit organizations.

Green vineyards with mountains beyond

Our Mission

The mission of The Bishop's Ranch is to share a place of rare beauty through hospitality that nourishes spirit, body and mind.

Our History

The Bishop's Ranch was founded in 1947 when the Ranch House and 63 acres were purchased by the Episcopal Diocese of California to create a retreat center for local clergy. Travel back in time via our timeline to discover the origins of the property and learn about the evolution of The Ranch over the last 75+ years.

The Ranch Staff

Board of Directors

The Bishop’s Ranch board members are volunteers.

Chairman of the Board - The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus, Diocese of California
President - Jessica Metoyer, St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco
Vice President - Dewey Watson, Chapel of St. George, Healdsburg
Treasurer - James Forsyth, Diocese of California
Secretary - Jack Klemeyer, St. Luke’s, San Francisco

Kira Austin-Young, St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco

Jackie Cherry, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Mary Claugus, St. Michael’s, Carmichael

Phyllis Culp, St. Augustine’s, Oakland

Martin Griffin, St. Stephen’s, Belvedere

Lisa Mirza Grotts, St. Paul’s, Healdsburg

Beth MacLean, Christ Church, Alameda

Ryan Robinett, Church of the Nativity, San Rafael

Richard Schaper, St. Steven’s, Belvedere

Marjorie Sun, St. John’s, Ross

Lydia Villa, Transfiguration, San Mateo

David Walker, St. Paul’s, Healdsburg


The Ranch offers fulfilling and rewarding careers for those passionate about providing exceptional hospitality to all Ranch guests and visitors. Join our team and experience a rich culture of service to others, mutual respect and collaboration.

Newsletter + Publications

Browse past Ranch publications including our quarterly newsletter and annual reports.

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