Barbara Boland has been a lifelong member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church (formerly Forest Avenue Methodist Church) in Montgomery, Alabama. She has served as the chairperson of the Administrative Board and several committees, including Pastor-Parish Relations, Evangelism, and Family Life. She has served as president of Career Christian Circle of the United Methodist Women. She has been a member of the following committees: Visioning, Building, Worship, Education, Lay Leadership, Personnel and Finance. Barbara has been a Sunday school teacher and president of a Sunday school class. She is now serving as a Lay Member of Annual Conference.
Barbara received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education from Auburn University. She served as an educator in Alabama, Maryland, Colorado, and California. After retiring from the Alabama State Department of Education, she continued her working career in the banking field as a trainer and quality control specialist. She is now retired and volunteers with various pursuits.