Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Parish Leader's Guide

by Marti R. Jewell. Liturgical Press, 2013.


This book completes a three-part series on navigating pastoral transitions. This specific resource will help leaders prepare for a variety of emotional responses and ensure a smooth transition.


reflection questions for individual and small group discussion

Recommended Audience

Roman Catholic clergy, lay leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Create stability during a period of change within the congregation by reflecting on the provided discussion questions with lay leaders.
  • Increase communication through social media and the church's website during pastoral transitions using the strategies outlines in the book.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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