Rev. Barbara Wood Salyers

Pastor Barb became the pastor at Hopewell United Methodist Church on June 27, 2010. She has been an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church since 1984. Her home church is Clarksburg United Methodist Church. Pastor Barbara is a graduate of Adena High School, Ohio University, The Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and Christian Theological Seminary.

Pastor Barb's husband, Jeff, graduated from West High School in Columbus. He earned a degree in "Production Management" at The Ohio State University. Jeff has worked for Magic Chef and Nippertt Company. He began working for COTA for in 2000 and continues today as a "stores room supervisor."

Pastor Barbara and her husband have two daughters, Rebekah and Rachel. Rebekah and her husband Eric and Rachel and her friend Jon are very active in church youth activities at Hopewell. The whole Salyers family works with Chrysalis.