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Barb Thomas 2022 websiteBarb Thomas serves as a volunteer missionary with Member Health and The Americas Region.

Barb ministers as an education consultant, discipler of missionaries, and teacher of English as Second Language classes for missionaries and those with whom they work. Barb shares, "I believe our time to reach others is short, so we must be about the Lord's work. In John 9:4, Jesus said, 'I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.'"

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Barb was blessed to be born into a Christian home to mission-minded parents. She was raised in the Plain City CCCU (Ohio), now known as Cornerstone CCCU. Barb shares, "I have wonderful memories of missionaries staying in our home or joining us for a delicious home-cooked meal. However, it wasn’t until I completed my college education that I fully dedicated my life to Jesus." Not long after, God called Barb to serve as a full-time missionary teacher at Christian Union Institute on the Texas-Mexico Border. She spent two terms as a single missionary there in the 1980s and 1990s. 

Since her time in full-time missions, Barb has served in a variety of roles at her home church, including Missionary President and treasurer, Second Elder, Sunday School teacher, children’s church leader, and VBS director and teacher. Additionally, she was privileged to serve on a mission team to Mexico and twice as a short-term volunteer to El Sembrador in Honduras. In addition to her missionary career, God blessed Barb with two very different careers, one in Accounting at Wendy’s corporate office and one as an intervention specialist at Buckeye Valley High School.

In August of 2020, Barb sensed God’s leading to be more involved in her home church and missions. She now serves as a staff member in Member Health and The Americas Region, playing a strategic role empowering and encouraging missionaries around the world.