Region 4


Barbee Wray
Region 4 Coordinator

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Region 4 Coordinator

Barbee Wray

I am Barbee Wray.   I am from northcentral Iowa, but have lived in Princeton, IL for 30 years with my husband, Clyde, and where we raised our 3 children, Christopher, Sarah, and Joshua.  

I work full time for the County of Bureau in the Treasurer’s office.  I enjoy working and socializing with my co-workers, but my passion (since my grandkids no longer need me) has become my flower beds,  of which I created a 15×15 hosta/shade bed at the front of the courthouse, and am currently re-doing the sunny bed at the entry to the courthouse.  I also created a bed at the back of our apartment building.  Working on these is my mediation, and appreciation for all the beauty God gifts us with through such nature.

All our children are grown – the two oldest have 2 children each, both have a boy and girl ages are 10, 12, 12, and 14, and they are experiencing the challenges of hormones and teen-age angst. For the last eight years,  Sarah, her two children, and I go on a week vacation together.  This year at the end of July we’re going to Chesapeake Bay for a little beach-walking, hiking, kayaking, shopping, eating, etc.  It’s the farthest we’ve traveled, and are so excited. 

I went through Living Water Via de Cristo weekend #13 in the Fall of 1996.

I have served on several weekends since then, in all areas but Palanca.  It is one of my most favorite activities.  I have also served as Pre-Weekend Chair on our Secretariat, and have attended one national meeting in Wake Forest, North Carolina (made me want to move there). I look forward to the new experience of being a part of the regional team.