Sister Barbara ministered as a teacher at the elementary and secondary levels in Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. She later taught at Donnelly College in Kansas City.
She provided hospitality and peace education at Shalom Catholic Worker House, a 24- bed shelter for homeless men in Kansas City, Kansas, snd taught the Catholic position on peace and non-violence in local parishes, as well as serving as consultant for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas Peace and Justice Office.
She ministered as associate director of Keeler Women’s Center in Kansas City, and taught weekly classes with the women in the Wyandotte County Adult Detention Center She continued her jail ministry after moving to Atchison.
She currently serves in the monastery’s business office, and enjoys walking.