Pastor Woods-Barrant has been a minister in the AME Zion Church for over 30 years and has been the pastor at the John Wesley AME Zion Church, North Attleboro, Massachusetts since June, 2013.
Pastor Woods-Barrant is a native of Waterbury, Connecticut where she received her early education. She furthered her education at Smith College, Yale University Divinity School, and the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.
Prior to her first pastoral charge in 2007, Pastor Woods-Barrant served as an evangelist for more than 20 years in the New England Conference, the Michigan Conference, and then returned to the New England Conference.
Pastor Woods-Barrant is a former college chaplain and a former hospital chaplain. Pastor Woods-Barrant is bi-vocational, in addition to her church work, she ministers to God’s people in her capacity as a licensed clinical social worker. Rev. Woods has also written for the STAR OF ZION, the denomination’s newspaper, since the early 1990s.
Pastor Woods-Barrant is married to Dr. Peter Barrant and they are the proud parents of three children: Maya Renay, Peter Trevor, and Jayden Ryan.