As a child, Barbara's mom taught her to pray, and her dad helped her see God's grandeur in creation. Wanting to draw closer to God at age eight, she asked her mom if she could attend Sunday school. This was a new step since her family did not attend Church regularly.
During her college years, through the university's Catholic community, she met the Lord in a profound way through a roommate's influence. Though she did not enter the Catholic Church, she attended daily mass and spent time praying in church.
She spent a number of years as a member of the Sacred Dance Group of Boulder, Colorado, an interdenominational praise and worship dance ministry. While ministering with the dance group, she met the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ and stayed at our facilities. She was attracted to their simple life of prayer and solitude. She began making annual retreats with them, and she entered the sisterhood after joining the Catholic Church in 1985.
She professed her first vows in 1987 and her perpetual vows in 1991. She has served our community in a number of ways, including Formation Directress of Novices and General.Assistant.