Barbara was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Central Dauphin High School and attended Harrisburg Area Community College majoring in Secretarial Science. She started working for the East Pennsylvania Conference (now Eastern Regional Conference) Churches of God, on October 9,
She states, “I just love the people in the Churches of God, and I feel this is where the Lord called me to serve.”
In addition to her duties in the ERC, Barbara works part-time at Keystone Correctional Services a work release facility in Harrisburg.
Barbara is married to Gregory A. Harris, and they have two children, Greg (who is married to Rebecca) and Hillary.
She is a member of the United Church of God. Her hobbies include perennial gardening and taking care of her two German Shepherds, Noah and Valentine.