Barb completed the certification in Spiritual Direction and Contemplative Retreat Leadership from Journey Center Santa Rosa in 2016. She felt called into the ministry of spiritual direction after serving as a mentor to young moms and a coach to pastor’s wives, noticing that many desire a more profound daily experience with God. She retired from a fulfilling 40 year career as an RN, primarily working as a home health care nurse. She is both a student and teacher of prayer and author of the book, Your Journey to a Prayerful Life.
Barb is accompanying several directees who are in ministry, in seminary or who are discerning ways to connect with the Holy One more deeply through the use of Scripture, spiritual practices, Enneagram work, and poetry. She and her husband Dave are privileged to be the parents of two daughters and sons-in-law and grandparents to five delightful grandchildren! Dave and Barb split their time between Pleasant Hill, IA and Surprise, AZ, therefore she does most Spiritual Direction sessions via FaceTime or Zoom. Barb enjoys reading, golfing, walking, playing pickleball, being with family and friends and she welcomes the opportunity to come along side those who are seeking a deeper awareness of God.