The Rev. Eric Metoyer

Personal Information 1

Job Title: 
Director of Mission Development

Eric’s work is focused in three primary areas: Support and consultation for missions and parishes; oversight of multicultural ministry and healing racism trainings; and leadership for Diocesan peace, justice and interfaith engagement. As multicultural missioner he serves as the liaison to the Latino/Hispanic, Afro-Anglican, Asian Commissions of the Diocese, Oasis (LGBTQ+), the Women’s Clericus, and social justice commissions. He is the staff lead on the Diocesan Essential Housing Project in collaboration with Kathleen Piraino, Executive Director, Episcopal Impact Fund. Eric serves as the Diocesan staff liaison to the Episcopal Public Policy Network of California, Living Stones Partnership, and TEC Officers for Ethnic Ministries. He works with Canon Abbott in the design and implementation of Fresher Start; oversight of the mission congregations; Title IV; congregational consultation; and support of major diocesan events such as Diocesan Convention and Clergy Retreat. Eric and Abbott assist the Bishop in the pastoral care and support of clergy and lay leadership.

Metoyer was raised in northern New England, attending Lyndon Institute in Vermont and Williams College in Massachusetts. After college Metoyer lived in the Boston area where he worked as an accountant in construction firms; he continued as an accountant in the engineering and construction field when he moved to San Francisco. He left accounting to attend the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and was ordained in the Diocese of California in 2011. In addition to his diocesan work, Metoyer serves on the boards of several non-profits and a corporator for a secondary school. He believes our Christian mission is to live out the Gospel not just on Sunday, but every day, and in every place, seeing the face of Christ in every person.

When Metoyer is not at church, he enjoys spending time with his family, who are the rocks of his foundation. He is an aficionado of University of California football, is known for using and losing fountain pens, and riding trains.