Sister Barbara bases her ministry in Guatemala where she gives women courses in basic evangelization, personal development, health care and leadership.
Sister Barbara entered the Maryknoll Sisters in 1959 after having earned her R.N. from St. Alphonsus, Boise, Idaho. Her BSN was earned in 1965 at Salva Regina College in Newport, R.I.Sister Barbara also pursued studies at the American Academy of Art and at the Ray Vogue Schools, both in Chicago.
Sister Barbara was assigned to Jacaltenango, Guatemala where she served for 1966-72 as Director of Nursing Service in the Maryknoll Sisters Hospital in that city. Later, Sister Barbara moved to Santa Ana, El Salvador, where she formed pastoral health teams and trained rural health leaders.
In 1986, she went to El Petén, Guatemala, where she worked with the women giving courses in basic evangelization, personal development, health care and leadership.
Sister Barbara is presently working in San Andrés Sajcabajá, El Quiché, Guatemala. Here she presents monthly programs in the parish and villages that promote personal, communal and spiritual development among the Maya and Quiché women of San Andrés Sajcabajá.