Who We Are
A message from our Pastoral Staff
We’ve been waiting for you! It’s true. We believe that it is not by accident that you are here. God has brought you to us. Above all else we want to express Christ’s love to you with genuine, heartfelt warmth. We’re eager to know you and we’re excited to share with you the marvelous ways God is working among us and in us. It won’t take you long to discover that Centro Romero is truly a bi-national amazing family, rich in the relationships that matter most. While growing spiritually together, we worship, we provide pastoral care, we do service projects, we provide educational and immersion programs, theological education opportunities as we strive to reach out to the world around us.
Our doors are open, our hearts are eager and we are looking forward to finally meet you. If you’ve been thinking, praying, searching and hoping for a place like Centro Romero, then our ministry and community are the perfect place for you. We hope that you’ll visit with us and leave as a friend who’s been blessed by learning, fellowshipping and worshiping with us.
We encourage you to come and visit with.
Bring them in, Build them up,
Send them out!
Striving to be the border region’s leader in reaching all peoples, and in building a stronger global community.
A message from our Executive Director for Educational and Immersion Programs
There are few relationships that matter more to the United States—if any—than that with Mexico. The two countries share more than a border—they are bound together by shared challenges for the prosperity, security, and well being of their citizens. The United States-Mexico border extends some 2,000 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, passing through some of the most inaccessible and desolate countryside in North America. For all its remoteness across vast empty spaces, the border is also the most heavily traveled land crossing in the globe. The San Ysidro Port of Entry is the busiest international land border crossing in the world. One of every ten people entering the U.S. via sea, air, or land port, enters through the San Ysidro Port of Entry. For context, the San Ysidro border crossing handles more annual passengers than the Los Angeles International Airport, which is the fifth busiest airport in the country.
To this end, we, the community of the Daniel F. Romero Center for Border Ministries and Strategies (Centro Romero) organize our work, and ministries, around the critical issues affecting the quality of life of the communities located in the border region. The border is the place where we live, work, worship and pray. We are an autonomous 501c3 religious/educational organization operating in two locations, striving to be the border region’s leader in reaching all peoples with the objective of building a stronger global community.
Our San Ysidro, California community house is located 10 minutes away from the border crossing into the city of Tijuana. Our Mexico community house is located in one of the oldest and most established neighborhoods in the city of Tijuana.
We are proud to be able to operate a wide variety of educational programs on both sides of the border while guided by our mission statement: bring them in, build them up, send them out.
We hope you’ll come and be part of our community building process.
Dr. C.J. Correa Bernier
Educational and Immersion Programs