Lesley Barton, M.A.
Adjunct Professor of Art Therapy
Lesley Barton teaches the art therapy and child life classes at Indiana Wesleyan University. She has a passion to help students explore these fields both professionally and personally. Lesley’s focus in her career is to help children and families become healthier- physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. Lesley and her husband, Rob, a United Methodist pastor, have five wonderful children at home. They love to hike on the Appalachian Trail and go on nature adventures as a family.
Lesley is an adoptive mother and a therapeutic foster mother, and has a passion for orphan care. As a registered art therapist, she has worked a great deal with grief and loss issues as well as attachment issues. She serves on the Board of Directors of Embrace the Orphan. As a certified Child Life Specialist and Developmental Therapist, she also has a heart for children with medical diagnoses, developmental delays and children who have experienced trauma.
BS, Indiana Wesleyan University
MA, University of Louisville