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 for 29 years. 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.

Her 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 has been with COTA for the last 10 years and is currently a "Storeroom Supervisor."

Pastor Barbara and her husband have two daughters, Rebekah and Rachel. Both are very active in church youth activities at Hopewell.