Born and raised Presbyterian, Barbara has over twenty years’ experience in professional ordained ministry. Barbara has served as a hospice chaplain, local church pastor, and judicatory leader. In her ministry, she has developed and honed her skills in coaching, change theory, congregational transformation, organizational leadership and development, systems theory, group dynamics, administration, mediation, and grief/loss/bereavement. In addition, she has training as a Healthy Congregations facilitator. Her education includes a Doctor of Ministry from New York Theological Seminary, a Certificate in Executive Leadership from McCormick Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Delaware Valley College. With training through Auburn Theological Seminary’s Pastoral Coach Training program, Barbara is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation.
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