Barbara Ballard

I have lived in NY, VA, PA and WV. Graduated from the State University at Geneseo, NY, with a B.A. in Elementary Education. I have taught at the elementary and preschool levels in public and private settings.


Full name: 

Barbara Ballard


But please call me:

Barb or Barbara


My description of what I do at FUMC:

I work with staff and volunteers to provide meaningful and fun activities that minister to the children of our church and community, fostering their spiritual development by sharing the character of Jesus and the love of God. 


Birthdate and Day of the Week I was born:

July 21st, Wednesday (around noon because my mom used to always say she had me on her lunch hour)


Family facts:

I live with my husband, Bob, and cat, Matilda. Emily and Jonathan Cook are my daughter and son-in-law. I also have one sister, one brother and lots of nieces and nephews. 


Favorite music:

Standards (Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Tony Bennett)


Favorite Bible verse:

'You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.' 
Jeremiah 29:13

What I love to do in my spare time:

Dance, read travel see movies. 


Favorite Place to Eat:

Just about anywhere.


Best book I've recently read:

Managing Multiple Priorities 


One way folks can pray for me is:

that Bob and I will make time to exercise more for improved health. 

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