North American Training Event Coordinator
As the North American Training Event Coordinator in the North American Ministries department, Barbie oversees the national trainings hosted by KidZ at Heart. It has been Barbie’s joy to lead KidZ at Heart teams to train children’s leaders to design impactful Bible lessons to reach and teach children for Christ in northwest Cameroon in 2008, 2013, 2015, and 2016. Barbie has been on staff with KidZ at Heart since 2016.
Barbie Murphy, as an early childhood specialist, directed and taught at Loveland Preschool for 25 years, is contributing as a free-lance preschool curriculum writer for Group Publishing (for over 20 years), and has been a trainer for Group and for KidZ at Heart for many years. Her favorite Bible story is when Jesus invited the children to draw near to him to be blessed and prays that God is using her to bring children and adults into the loving presence of Jesus.
Alongside Jim at Faith Church-Loveland, Barbie has served in women’s ministry, children’s ministry, and extending hospitality to missionaries in their home. Recently, she and her husband, Jim, spent 5 years traveling to 20 countries to bring encouragement to those who serve as missionaries in difficult places. “Gramby” delights in time spent with her adult “kids” and 4 grandchildren.