Barbara spent her childhood years in Ohio. She attended school in Birmingham, Ala. so she could dance with a local ballet company and complete her degree in Christian education and fine arts. After graduation, she met and married her husband, Marty, and spent the next few years as a military spouse. She and Marty have three grown children.
Barbara has served as a pastor at Floris UMC since 2006. As director of worship, Barbara’s main responsibilities are to offer vital, God-honoring worship in a variety of styles for the congregation. She also oversees Floris UMC's Care Ministry and takes pleasure in ensuring that compassionate, spirit-filled care is offered to those in crisis or times of difficulty. She enjoys preaching and teaching and considers it a privilege to be a pastor at Floris UMC.
First job: Wrapping candy at a local candy factory in her hometown Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 43:1-3
Idea of a perfect day: Spending time with family and playing games, preferably on or near the water