Claude Marie Barbour
S.T.M., New York Theological Seminary; S.T.D., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Rev. Dr. Claude Marie Barbour teaches and works in the areas of reconciliation, healing, and ministry among refugees and survivors of human rights abuses. Her teaching and mentoring of missionary/ministry students and others are modeled after her own ministry with groups and individuals. Claude Marie’s theological and missionary commitment, interests and research focus on ecumenism, interfaith dialogue, inter-culturality and the intersection of gospel and culture.
Rev. Barbour works among the most vulnerable and marginalized people. During the Apartheid regime, she worked as a missionary in Lesotho and Soweto, South Africa among Black South Africans. She has ministered among the Lakota and Oglala Sioux on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations, South Dakota, practicing “Mission-in Reverse” for more than three decades. Today she coordinates course and field placements in Native American and refugee communities in Chicago and South Dakota.