Donna Barber has worked as an urban youth developer, educator, and program director for more than 25 years. During that time, she has served as a worship leader and bible teacher and helped to found schools, churches, and non-profits in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, and Portland, Oregon.
Donna considers herself a lifelong student of the Bible but studied formally at the New Life Bible Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Barber holds a BA in Communications from Temple University and a Master of Science in Education from Georgia State University. She has worked as a leadership trainer and coach for the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative, Portland Leadership Foundation, FCS Urban Ministries and Mission Year and as a workshop leader for the CCDA National Conference. As a licensed minister, Donna is also a preacher and small group leader. She currently works as Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Voices Project alongside her husband, Leroy Barber. Donna and Leroy live in Portland, Oregon, and together they have six children, Jessica, Joshua, Joel, Aleathea, Asha, and Jonathan.