Barbara Crafton Preacher and Teacher Bio Page

Barbara Crafton Preacher and Teacher Bio Page


Barbara Crafton
Episcopal priest, spiritual director, and award-winning author

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director, and author. She currently heads The Geranium Farm, an online institute for the promotion of spiritual growth and practice. Crafton has served as rector of St. Clement's Church in Manhattan's theater district and as a chaplain on the waterfront of New York. She has also worked with historic Trinity Church, Wall Street, and St. John's Church in Greenwich Village. She was a chaplain at Ground Zero during the recovery effort after the attack on the World Trade Center.

An actress, director, and producer, Crafton has worked for many years in combining the lively arts and the life of faith. Her books, articles, and radio scripts have won many awards, including numerous Polly Bond Awards from Episcopal Communicators and the coveted Gabriel Award for religious broadcasting. She is seen frequently on television both as a preacher and as a commentator on Hallmark's "New Morning" and "America at Worship." Crafton is married to Richard Quaintance and has two children and two grandchildren.
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