Barbara was born and raised in a small farming community in Maple Lake, Minnesota. After graduating from St. Paul Bible College (now Crown College) with a BA in Christian Education, she went to Matsumoto Japan as a short term missionary with TEAM. Greg and Barb were married in 1979, moved to Oregon in 1981, and Greg started working with 3M (now Carestream Health). They have 2 sons, Joshua and Justin.
Before joing the staff of CBC in 2008, Barb worked at SELC, Jewett and Scenic Middle school as well as purchasing and operating an adult foster care home. She also volunteered as Sunday School Superintendent for many years and is now involved in our worship ministry. She enjoys music, reading and yard work (growing flowers).