Meet Our Team

LaSondra Barnes, DMin

Director of Master of Arts in Ministry Program, Assistant Professor

Department: Church & Ministry Leadership

Office Location: Lancaster

LaSondra Barnes serves as the Director of the Master of Arts in Ministry Program. She works with faculty, staff, and students to foster an environment of meaningful, transformational servant leadership through teaching and administration. Before LBC | Capital, LaSondra held positions in student life at a Christian university, as an adjunct professor, and in various pastoral roles. She has a Doctorate in Ministry from George Fox University, a Master of Divinity from Western Seminary, and a BS from Michigan State University.

LaSondra’s primary research areas of interest are spiritual formation, leadership development, women’s ministry, and healing parental wounds.

She is a certified Life Coach, the author of her first book, Rejected to Accepted: Learning to Love Myself after Adversity, and the host of the Royal One podcast. Some interests include traveling, sporting events, cooking, and empowering women.


DMin in Leadership & Spiritual Formation, George Fox University, Newberg, OR
MDiv in Pastor Care to Women, Western Seminary, Portland, OR
BS in Medical Technology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Courses Taught:

LSP503- Psychology of Leadership
CML 324- Spiritual Formation of Ministry Leaders

Publications/Creative Works:

Father Wounds in Black Christian Women: Their Effects on Identity and Perception of God as Father” (2020).

Rejected to Accepted: Learning to Love Myself After Adversity, Christian Faith Publishing, 2019


“When you discover your purpose, embrace your identity, and engage faith tenaciously, you will become the person God has created you to be.” Dr. LaSondra Barnes


Ps. 27:4 “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.”