Barbara Hipple is known around the Presbyterian churches in Lincoln and in Homestead Presbytery as she served on the Presbytery staff for many years. She loves children and the Presbyterian Church. She was Mission and Outreach Coordinator for Homestead, where she developed and coordinated many programs. She has taught all levels of Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and been advisor to church youth and young adults groups. The arts are one of her passions, which is a big plus when working with children. She taught multiple times at Synod School. She was a board member of Presbyterians for Earth Care and involved in environmental stewardship. And early in her career, she worked at the American College in Paris and the American Protestant Church in The Hague, in the Netherlands.