Mother Barbara became the rector of St. Andrew’s in January 2012. She joyfully serves our parish as priest, spiritual guide and pastor. She was graduated from the General Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity Degree and ordained in this Diocese of Central Pennsylvania in 2008. She served St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Port Washington, NY as Assistant and then Interim Rector, before returning home to this area in the fall of 2011.
Although Barbara embraces all areas of parish ministry, she is most passionate about the forming the spiritual lives of all members by providing worship and ministry experiences which honor and incorporate our younger members, working collaboratively to develop a comprehensive spiritual formation and learning program to meet the spiritual needs of all ages, supporting inter-generational experiences in mission and alternative worship, opening her home for events which gather people in a safe space to explore their faith and to enjoy the company of fellow pilgrims on the way, offering spiritual direction and pastoral counseling to people within the parish and beyond our walls, and forming our leaders in faith through a leadership development focus.
Her prayer for our parish is that we will be transformed people so that we can transform the world through God’s grace and love.
Barbara is married to Bill, an IT Network Specialist. They have two adult sons, Andrew and Phillip. Bill and Barbara enjoy their home in the woods and sailing together on the Chesapeake Bay.