Pastor Barbara began her ministry as Pastor for Care and Nurture at ULCH in May 2017. She is very pleased to use her gifts to bring together the sacramental elements of worship and fellowship to those who are homebound or need support in staying connected to their faith community. She is passionate about engaging people of all ages who could enjoy crossing generational boundaries to connect with those who yearn to talk, pray, eat, sing, and laugh together.
Pastor Barbara holds an M.Div. from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Ordained in 1993, she served full time calls at St. Olaf in Devils Lake, ND, Vinje in Willmar, MN, and American Lutheran in Grand Junction, CO.
Barbara and her husband Swan and their 4 yr old terrier Misty share a house in Maplewood. Barbara enjoys soaking in the healing elements of MN forests and lakes, hiking, biking, reading good books with others.