Barbara Anne grew up in Tacoma/Seattle, Washington, in an Irish Catholic family, and became Presbyterian at 20. She attended and taught at the University of Washington. She still cheers for the Washington Huskies (who just lost the Rose Bowl) and the Seattle Seahawks. Barbara Anne spent years working in Seattle, in both the corporate sector and with non-profit organizations and left Seattle in 1984, to attend Princeton Seminary.
Barbara Anne likes to spend time quilting, swimming, biking (when it is warmer) and walking her Siamese cat, Dora. She is a rescue, and they adopted each other 8 years ago. She is a life-long single, and enjoys public television, public radio, and “live art performances”, including theater, symphony and opera. When she is not serving a congregation, she worships at Westminster, Minneapolis.
As the position is ¾-time, Barbara Anne plans on being at the church/doing congregational work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
“For I am longing to see you so that I may share with you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— or rather so that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.” (Romans 1:11-12)
Diana, her husband, Robert and daughter, Jessie, moved to Chaska, MN in January of 2004. The -24 temps were a bit of a shock from what she was used to, having been born and raised in Oklahoma. Robert is an Senior Engineering Manager with Seagate Technologies, and Diana has stayed busy volunteering at Jessie’s schools, and enjoying the blessing of […]