Barb and her late husband Ernie met in Chicago, Illinois while she was training to be a nurse. Ernie was a missionary with God’s Invasion Army. They were accepted as missionaries with Rural Bible Crusade before their wedding in 1957. They moved to Canada in 1969 to do church planting and were accepted as InterAct missionaries in 1984. They have four grown children. Since Ernie’s home-going in November 2011, Barb has been involved in member care for the Canada field, focusing on prayer needs for the Canada staff and their ministries. She also has a very active prayer ministry and counseling outreach for abused women.