Becca is an ordained pastor who serves as a professional health care chaplain. She graduated from United Theological Seminary – Twin Cities with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling, and completed her Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) residency through the HealthEast Care System at St. Joseph’s Hospital. After completing CPE, Becca joined the Mental Health and Addiction Care service line as one of the first chaplains dedicated to that area and expanded the Spiritual Care program by offering spiritually focused groups, individual counseling, and staff support in inpatient and outpatient settings throughout the service line. She has been board certified and a member of the Association of Professional Chaplains since 2011. She is excited to begin her ministry with Prairie Care in May of 2016 and to continue her professional growth there.Becca discovered a passion for the mental health field very early in her career when her first clinical assignment for CPE included the inpatient mental health unit at St. Joseph’s. Initially intimidated, she soon discovered that her openness, patience, sense of humor, and pervasive belief in healing and recovery made her uniquely suited to working with people who live with mental illness. In addition, she has come to understand that providing spiritual care to family members and caregivers is an important aspect of her role. She is committed to serving this population both in the clinical setting and in the community, where she has offered educational programs about the spiritual aspects of mental illness and participated in NAMI activities. Becca is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and is a firm believer in that spirit of partnership, acceptance, compassion, and evocation.Becca has lived in Colorado, Maryland, and Ohio, but has found a home in Minnesota where she and her husband, a career 3Mer, raised two exceptionally smart and good-looking sons. In her spare time, Becca loves to read, travel, play recreational ice hockey, and fish. One of her greatest thrills was catching her first walleye – a 27” monster who was released back into Lake Vermillion.