Irene Baros-Johnson received a B.A. from Hunter College of the City University of New York, an M.Div. from Drew Theological School, and is a member of Collegium. She co-authored the sesquicentennial history of May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, "May No One Be a Stranger." That church's website includes her 1989 article on Samuel J. May and social action, "The Just Demands of the Other." In 1994 she received a Feminist Theology Award for her costumed "Urged Onward by a Longtime Friend: Lucretia Mott and Unitarianism," presented in thirteen east coast churces from New Bedford, Massachusetts to Atlanta, Georgia. Her biographical summaries of British Unitarian women are included in Dorothy May Emerson's book Standing Before Us. In 2004, she co-authored "Concise Portraits of Canadian UU Women," set to have a second edition. She has a son Nicholas and her husband John has been minister of the Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax since 1997.