Pope Francis has appointed Jesuit Father Michael C. Barber the next bishop of the Oakland, California diocese.
Bishop-designate Barber is currently the Director of Spiritual Formation at Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton, Mass. and has been serving in that capacity since 2010.
He is also a Commander (CH) in the US Navy Reserve.
Please do not confuse him with Michael D. Barber, SJ, from St Louis University – they are two different people.