Spiritual Director

Barbara is a spiritual director having completed the Mercy Center three year Spiritual Direction Program in Burlingame, San Francisco. She currently serves as Coordinator of Spiritual Directors for the Diocese of Monterey which includes administering the 3 Year Bilingual/Bicultural Spiritual Director Training Program for the diocese. She has done post graduate studies in theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, and holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Barbara is also Associate Director of Spirituality for Diaconate Formation in the Diocese of Monterey. Before coming to Las Vegas in July 2013, Barbara served on the Diocese of Monterey Pastoral Planning / Visioning Councils.

Of the things Barbara enjoys most is the annual gathering with their children, spouses, and grandchildren, who call it “Camp Winston” – a family tradition that came as an inspiration and has grown over the past 10 years as a time they’ve all come to value and look forward to.

Barbara recently moved to Las Vegas from Salinas, California. She has been married to Deacon Doug Winston for 43 years and together they have two daughters and six grandchildren. Barbara served with Doug in the Retrouvialle Ministry for over 15 years as a presenting team and on the International Board. In 2001, they began the Diaconate Formation Program for the Diocese of Monterey which included formal studies and an earned Masters in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University New Orleans.