Sister Barbara Metz holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Arts in Theology from the University of San Francisco.
In ministry, she has served in religious formation and renewal programs. She has many years of experience in teaching, school administration, retreat work and parish ministries in the United States, Ireland, Scotland, Canada and Africa. For some years, she served on a mobile team for the formation of priests and religious in Kenya. She has done freelance spiritual ministries, has been a member of the Boston Province Leadership Team and has served as a Community Coordinator for SNDdeN.