Barbara Heiss Barfield
Barbara Heiss Barfield was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, by her
maternal grandparents who immigrated from Greece in the early 20th
century. She graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1973 and Magna Cum
Laude from the University of Missouri, St. Louis in 1977 with the Bachelors
degree in Music Education. After teaching music for two years, she
worked in the financial services industry in St. Louis, for various companies
including Commerce Banks, Citicorp Mortgage Inc., and Hyundai Finance Company.
Ms. Barfield will complete the requirements for the Masters of Divinity and
Masters in Theology degrees at Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis in May,
2002. Presently, she serves as the Lay Assistant at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox
Church. Her responsibilities include religious education and programming within
the Orthodox community and various Youth Ministries.