Year Joined MKLM: 2016
City: São Paulo
Focus: Pastoral Ministry, Justice and Peace, Human Rights
Project(s): Pastoral Carcerária, Casa de Clara
People Served: Incarcerated populations in Brazil and elderly Brazilians
Project Goal: Pastoral accompaniment and support to incarcerated populations in Brazil. Urban violence prevention and the promotion of restorative justice practices. Uplift the dignity of elderly Brazilians and empowerment.
A native Kansan, Becca studied English and Sociology at Emporia State University and earned a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton. Becca most recently served as a Program and Recruitment Coordinator for four years at Amate House, the young adult volunteer program of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Previously, she worked for University of Dayton Campus Ministry, Heartland Human Care Services, and Catholic Charities of Chicago.
Becca offers pastoral accompaniment and support to incarcerated populations in Brazil; she currently visits three prisons and the hospital for the state of São Paulo’s penitentiary system. She hopes to eventually focus her ministry on urban violence prevention and the promotion of restorative justice practices.
Becca also works at Casa de Clara, a ministry sponsored by a Franciscan NGO, where she collaborates on programs that uplift the dignity of elderly Brazilians and empower them to defend their rights.