In 1999, Hieromonk Benjamin was transferred to the [[Diocese of Alaska (OCA)|Diocese of Alaska]]. Initially in Alaska, Hierodeacon Benjamin served as dean of St. Innocent Cathedral in Anchorage, and later he was named administrative dean of [[St. Herman's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Kodiak, Alaska)|St Herman’s Seminary]] in Kodiak. In 2002, he was elevated to the rank of [[archimandrite]]. In January 2004, Archimandrite Benjamin returned to the Holy Virgin Cathedral in Los Angeles as the pastor. While in Los Angeles he was appointed [[Chancellor]] of the Diocese of the West.
In March 2004, Archimandrite Benjamin was elected to the episcopacy by the [[Synod]] of Bishops of the OCA and assigned as [[auxiliary bishop]] in the Diocese of the West. His [[consecration of a bishop|consecration]] as Bishop of Berkeley took place at Holy Trinity Cathedral in San Francisco on [[May 1]], 2004. After the retirement of Abp. Tikhon of San Francisco in 2007, Bp. Benjamin was elected to the [[see]] of San Francisco. He was installed as ruling bishop on [[October 2]], 2007.