Rebecca Shirley, MDiv

Becca Shirley is the Manager of Student Life Programs with the Student & Academic Services (SAS) team. She works closely with both staff and students to steward community rhythms and seasonal programming, as well as opportunities for spontaneous connections to emerge. She manages the Nourish Market campus store and can be found there Monday through Wednesday during the academic year.

Having grown up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Becca is a child of changing seasons, complex stories, art rooms and soccer fields. She attended college at the University of Delaware, then spent two years in Ireland learning from and serving in Irish faith communities. In 2009 she journeyed to Seattle to pursue a Master of Divinity from The Seattle School, which she completed in 2013. Then, after a season of vocational discernment and living the quintessential barista life, Becca returned to The Seattle School as the Manager of Student Life Programs in 2018. In this role, she delights to integrate and engage her ever deepening love of God, people, and stories with her passion for hospitality and cultivating tangible experiences of welcome, participation and belonging.

Becca has found home in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest and loves backpacking, campfires, and time spent with the Salish Sea. In her free time she can often be found reading Harry Potter with her nephews, walking the streets of her neighborhood, crafting, and savoring the fruits of her CSA membership with Jubilee Farm.