Barbara J Trent

Mailing Address
1044 Forest Street
Coalport, PA 16627

Grace U M Church
Senior Pastor

Harmony U M Church
Senior Pastor


 I am the only daughter of six children, born and raised in Coalport, PA which is located in southern Clearfield County a quarter mile from the Cambria County line. I was raised in a Christian home. My mother was a homemaker and my father was employed for a local coal company. I graduated Salutatorian from Moshannon Valley Christian Academy in 1985. 

I married out of high school and raised a family before attending college at the age of 41. In 2012, I earned an associates degree in nursing and then continued on in my education to earn a bachelors degree in nursing in 2013 from Penn State Altoona. Prior to earning my degree in nursing, my work experience varied greatly. I worked as a telemarketer, third shift in a convenience store, reporter for a local newspaper and had my own column geared toward children in which I wrote short stories that were published each week, senior center manager, an EMT and firefighter as well as instructed classes in these areas, waitress, short order cook, floral design and I worked in personal care settings as a nurses aid. I served on Borough Council for a number of years with 2 years experience as borough president.

I am currently serving my first appointment at Harmony Charge that consists of two churches; Westover Grace UMC and East Ridge Harmony UMC. My home church is Utahville UMC which is part of a 5 point charge in the Glasgow Larger Parish. I was the pianist, lay speaker, choir director, leader of ladies Bible study, directed special programming, recorded the online sermon outreach and designed the power point for contemporary services.

I have three daughters, three sons and 12 grandchildren. Spending time with my family is a blessing. I love crocheting, quilting, embroidery and being outdoors. In the past, I enjoyed kayaking, rope repelling, riding my motorcycle, sky diving, hiking, playing football with my grandkids and being an active part of our fire company. Believing God will make it possible for that to happen again. In the meantime, I'm enjoying the quiet of the day or sitting on the sidelines cheering my favorite players (my grandkids).