Becca is passionate about spirituality, service, and cross-cultural mission.
A native Kansan, she studied English and Sociology at Emporia State University. As an Amate House Volunteer in Chicago, she worked for the Catholic Charities of Chicago and Heartland Human Care Services. Becca earned a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton where she also worked as a Residence Life Campus Minister. Following graduate studies, she returned to Chicago to serve Amate House for four years as a Program and Recruitment Coordinator.
Becca joined Maryknoll Lay Missioners in 2016. MKLM is a lay Catholic organization inspired by Jesus and the Gospel to live and work for justice in communities around the world. She recently transferred to El Salvador and is currently engaged in the process of learning Spanish. In 2019, she will begin a new ministry at a primary school, Patronato Lidia Coggiola, in Zaragoza, a small town just outside of San Salvador.
Previously, Becca was assigned to work in São Paulo, Brazil for MKLM. Her work was focused on offering pastoral accompaniment and support to incarcerated populations, primarily through a collaboration with the Prison Pastoral for the Archdiocese of São Paulo. She also contributed to Projecto Egressas at a Brazilian NGO, Instituto Terra, Trabalho, e Cidadania, a project that addresses the specific reentry issues women face when they leave prison.
In addition to the communities listed above, Becca is deeply grateful to her family, friends, St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Chicago, and Kolbe House, the Catholic Jail Ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago, all of whom have encouraged her to find and share her authentic voice.