We are committed to providing parishes and other entities with prompt, professional and effective services, building on their strengths and on what has been successful.

About Us

Transitions assists parishes, staff, schools, and other Diocesan entities in times of change and transition. We work so that they can embrace change, have a successful or smoother transition, continue to work co-responsibly with the new leadership, and ultimately, move forward filled with hope love and commitment. 



The Diocese of San Bernardino under the leadership of Bishop Gerald Barnes created the Ministry for transitions 5 years ago. First, this ministry was under the Department of Ecclesial Services. In July 2014, Bishop Barnes decided to move the Office under the Department of Pastoral Planning with the purpose of having more tangible outcomes and with the hope that Planning will be able to follow up the work performed by the Transitions Office.