Becky Harrell is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as mission advocate for the South Central Jurisdiction of the denomination.
Mission advocates are missionaries assigned to assist annual conferences, districts, and local churches in the United States to understand and participate in global mission. Their work has a particular focus on mission personnel, including support of missionaries through the Advance for Christ and His Church.
Becky, the eldest of seven siblings, was raised in the Church of Christ in Austin, Texas, where her father served as an elder in the church until his death. In 2000, she joined the Ingleside United Methodist Church in the Corpus Christi District of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference and became a certified lay leader. Shortly after her pilgrim Walk to Emmaus, she began serving as a table leader and giving talks on discipleship. Although the call to mission came as a teenager, she did not begin mission service until she entered the United Methodist Volunteers-In-Mission program, which led her to an opportunity in Iquique, Chile in 2002. Becky was commissioned as a Global Ministries missionary in October 2006, and served in Chile for seven-and-a-half years with the Colegio Inglés and EMANA projects. From 2009 to 2013, she was assigned to the Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana in Costa Rica. Prior to mission service, Becky worked as a public library director.
“I live by Galatians 2:20 [NIV],” she says: “‘I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.’”
As a breast cancer survivor, Becky is a former Reach-to-Recovery volunteer for the American Cancer Society, and has served as a Rotarian (awarded the Paul Harris Fellow by her local club). Becky has one adult son who lives in Texas. She especially enjoys reading, music, hosting friends, fishing, and the outdoors.
: Rio Texas Annual Conference
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- Last profile update: 19 Nov 2015
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