Rebekah is passionate about global youth ministry and believes wholeheartedly that young people can know God deeply and be active participants in his work in the world. From her own experience, she knows that having a trained youth worker can radically impact the life of a young person to not only improve their life but to help them live out their calling as a follower of Christ. Sadly, most youth do not have access to a trained youth worker. Rebekah feels honored to be a part of YouthHOPE and work to train and care for youth workers all around the world who will then have an impact on the youth in their context.
In 2008 Rebekah packed up her car and drove to Aguascalientes, Mexico where she lived and worked as an English teacher for four years. During that time, she also attended Bible school and served as Adolescent Ministry Coordinator of a local church. After moving back to Ohio, she earned her BA in Christian Leadership and Ministry and served for four years as youth and worship minister at the Hispanic Church of Columbus. She now serves as the YouthHOPE Regional Liaison for Africa and the Americas.