Barbara Coeyman was ordained to Unitarian Universalist ministry in 2005 in Austin, Texas. She has served a variety of parish and community ministries in central Texas, and most recently has been an interim minister in New England and Long Island, New York. Prior to ministry, she was a faculty member in music history at West Virginia University, where her research included French Baroque opera, women's studies in music, and early music performance. Currently she sits on the boards of the Unitarian Universalist Historical Society and the Unitarian Universalist Women's Heritage Society. In the Doctor of Ministry program at Meadville Lombard school, she is pursuing research on nineteenth-century women Universalist ministers.