June 10, 2020

bgeistfeld@lutheransforlife.org
Regional Director of Texas
830.935.3415 (H)
830-388-8640 (C)

Dr. Geistfeld, LFL Regional Director of Texas, and her husband, Dr. James Geistfeld, are “Texans by Choice” after retiring to the Hill Country in 2008. Barb retired from owning a small-animal veterinary hospital and Jim retired from his job as a board-certified laboratory animal veterinarian for Taconic Biosciences. They have a son and daughter-in-law, three granddaughters, and a daughter and son-in-law. Barb has been a donor to Lutherans For Life for over 40 years and has been a consistent voice For Life in the various churches she has attended over the years. Raised in the First Church of God, confirmed by faith into the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), active in an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregation in New York, and now a member of a thriving, Christ-centered Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) congregation, Barb believes these different churches have shaped her faith and reaffirmed her profound desire to be a voice for life. She values life at all stages and ages and has taught teens and adults for many years. Since accepting the position of Lutherans For Life Regional Director of Texas in July of 2015, she has given LFL presentations all over Texas. She is a certified Life Team Leader at the church she attends. Barb believes her medical background and her firm belief that we are to be “Gospel-motivated voices For Life” equip her to help others create healthy Life Teams that will become voices for Life in Texas.