Bishop Bruce to Visit Trinity Fillmore

Fillmore, CA - The Right Reverend Diane Jardine Bruce, the first woman elected bishop in the history of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, will be making a pastoral visit to Trinity Church in Fillmore on September 23, 2012. She will preach and preside at the 9:00 service of Holy Eucharist. Everyone in the community is invited.

Along with Bishop Mary Glasspool, Bishop Bruce assists the Bishop Diocesan J. Jon Bruno in ministry to the diocese, which spans six counties and comprises approximately 150 parishes, missions, and other institutions. Bishop Bruce’s responsibilities include multicultural ministries, stewardship, and oversight of the congregations in the southern third of the Diocese.

Prior to her election as bishop suffragan in 2009, Bishop Bruce served 10 years as rector of St. Clement’s by-the-Sea Church in San Clemente. She was previously associate rector of the Church of the Messiah, Santa Ana, California. Prior to ordination she served Wells Fargo Bank as vice president, compensation management and analysis. She was employed by Wells Fargo (formerly Crocker Bank) in various capacities since 1980.

Ordained a priest in 1998 in the Diocese of Los Angeles, Bishop Bruce speaks Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese as well as English. She holds a doctoral degree from Seabury-Western Seminary as well as a master of divinity degree from the Claremont School of Theology and a bachelor's degree in linguistics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Please join us for this historic visit. Trinity Church can be found at the corner of Second and Sarasota streets in Fillmore and on the web at