Barbara Eckert

Leadership Consultant

Barbara leads consulting and pastoral leadership formation in service to individual leaders, cohesive teams and organizational vision, priorities and goals. She joined Catholic Leadership Institute in 2007. Barbara's leadership experience includes development for diocesan capital projects, fundraising for Catholic secondary schools, operations within several arts organizations and as a lay ecclesial minster in the Archdiocese of Seattle where she developed programs and retreats focused on faith formation and spirituality. She earned a Master's degree in Pastoral Studies from Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry, with an emphasis in leadership for the Church, and a Bachelor's degree from Gonzaga University. Her work with priest cohorts across the country was the basis for "Roman Catholic Ordained Leadership," a chapter published in the 2 volume Religious Leadership: A Reference Handbook June 2013. Barbara lives in Tacoma, Washington with her husband Bill, a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Seattle.