Rebecca grew up in Livermore and moved to Seattle for college where she lived for five years and is a graduate of  the University of Washington with a bachelors in Linguistics. Rebecca learned French and Russian and had the opportunity to spend a year in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan where she taught English and learned about the language and culture of Central Asia. Rebecca considers studying language as one of her hobbies, along with writing and hiking, and she also just recently started getting into roller skating and roller derby! (Turns out it’s easy to go but not that easy to stop…) About youth ministry in particular, Rebecca loves being able to help foster and grow a space for youth to just be and to explore their interests and explore who they are without the pressures of competition — and to see God being there with them through it all.