Barbara began her role as East Africa Ministry Team Leader with World Renew on November 1, 2016. She currently lives in Uganda.

Her hometown is Kampala, Uganda. Barbara hold a bachelors degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University Kampala Uganda and a Masters of science degree in Development Management from The Open University, United Kingdom.

Barbara's husband, Gladson Samuel Kayanja is  the Pastor of Muyenga Miracle Center Church. They have two daughters Cynthia Mwesigwa and Winnie Namutebi.

For 5.5 years Barbara was the East Africa Regional Director and then the Africa Regional Director for Global Health Corps, overseeing program implementation in Africa. For two years she was the East Africa Regional Representative with Trickle Up, overseeing program implementation in East Africa.

Barbara excels at team organization, development, building, mentoring and coaching, program development management and implementation, micro-finance, village savings and loans associations, asset transfer programs, and community based health care programs.

Currently she provides overall direction, management, and leadership to the East Africa Ministry team to ensure team organization, development, growth, and performance.