Barbara Roos Announced as Administrator for the Canon to the Ordinary

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ECCT is pleased to welcome Barbara Roos as Administrator for the Canon to the Ordinary (C2O). In this newly created position, Barbara will support the C2O by holding processes related to Alienations and Encumbrances, clergy licensing, and Title IV, among her other responsibilities. She will also offer her considerable administrative skills in managing the C2O’s complex calendar and supporting the ECCT staff more broadly. 

Barbara has served Episcopal churches as both a parish administrator and capital campaign administrator for the past 14 years. Most recently, she worked at Trinity Church, Hartford, first as the parish’s Capital Campaign Administrator and then as the Parish Administrator. Before joining Trinity Hartford, she served as both Parish Administrator and Capital Campaign Manager for Trinity Church in Newport, RI.

Prior to serving churches, Barbara managed Human Resources benefits functions for several Rhode Island financial-services organizations. A crossroads in her career path led her to consider an initial three-month assignment with Trinity Church in Newport—and she never looked back.

Barbara has an extensive community theater background where she has worked behind the scenes as a stage and technical manager to ensure that a production runs smoothly and has drawn on such experiences to enhance her professional life.

Barbara has two grown daughters and lives with her spouse, Pieter. She enjoys needlepoint, theater, and writing long letters (by hand) to her friends and family.

Barbara begins her work at The Commons on April 23, 2024. She may be contacted at

“I am excited that Barbara will be joining our ECCT staff,” says Canon to the Ordinary, the Reverend Canon Ranjit K. Mathews. “Barbara is a team player who will bring great organizational and administrative skills to her work with, and in, the complex and interdependent systems of our Commons life and parishes.”

Barbara Roos says, “Supporting clergy and lay leadership is a ministry. I look forward to supporting the Canon to the Ordinary and serving the parishes and parishioners in Connecticut and in the wider church.”