Becca Gillespie Messman is co-pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Herndon, VA where she has served for 12 years. There, she was part of the team that planted a congregation of recent immigrants and day laborers called “Lunch for the Soul.” She is Co-Chair of VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement), a multi-faith organization in Northern Virginia. She is a frequent presenter, workshop leader, and writer around the denomination and community. She was glad to be part of the writing team that created Cultivated Ministry.
Becca loves distance running, singing, laughing, and talking about the spiritual tool called the Enneagram. She loves movies but has fallen asleep in most movies released after the year 2010. That is mostly because she is mom to Grace, age 8, and Davis, age 6. She is married to Dave, a lifelong Presbyterian and grandson (and great-grandson) of a Presbyterian minister. They now live in Arlington, VA. Before the ministry, Becca was born in Charlotte, NC, grew up in Danville, VA, attended UVa for undergrad, worked in strategic business development and process improvement at the Home Depot HQ in Atlanta (where much of this metrics/accountability conversation began for her), and served as a Presbyterian Young Adult Volunteer in Guatemala, where her life changed dramatically and led toward this wild and wondrous calling.