Barbara HibshmanBarbara Hibschman is a popular conference and retreat speaker for women’s events, churches, college and seminary chapel services, educational conferences, and seminars in the U.S. and abroad.

Her experiences as a pastor’s wife, mother, grandmother, public and private school teacher, and 6 years of missionary service in the Philippines, provide her with a colorful and humorous background to communicate God’s love and faithfulness.

Barbara is the author of 8 books, hundreds of magazine articles, and a contributing author to 14 inspirational books. In 1992, she received the “Writer of the Year” award from the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference.

Barbara and her husband, Jim, have served in various cross-cultural ministries. For 8 years they were a pastoral-care couple for missionaries serving in Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and one “creative access” country in Central Asia. Most recently, they were the lead-pastor couple at an international church in Cairo, Egypt. They returned to Ohio in 2011. Together, they team-teach at missions conferences, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement classes, and frequently speak for Marriage Enrichment retreats. They are the parents of 2 grown children, and grandparents to 4 of the cutest kids on the planet!