The Rev. Rebecca S. Jones
Global Ministry Fellow / Parish Associate for Global Ministry 2011-2013
Rebecca has joined MAPC for her first ordained call after graduating from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She is from Austin, Texas, where she grew up with her parents, three younger brothers, and her church family at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Rebecca’s pastoral calling began when she was encouraged to become a leader in her high school youth group.
Rebecca attended Baylor University, majoring in Child and Family Studies. After spending her final semester in the Netherlands and graduating in 2004, she returned to Austin, where she worked at Covenant Presbyterian Church. In 2006, sensing a call to mission service, Rebecca moved to Antwerp, Belgium, to serve as Missionary to Youth and Families at Antwerp International Protestant Church. During this time, Rebecca’s call to ministry was clarified and strengthened. She also enjoyed living and worshiping with the international community in Antwerp.
Rebecca returned to the States in 2008 to attend Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where she thrived and continued to develop her pastoral gifts. During her time in seminary, Rebecca received many awards including the Jennie Rigg Barbour Memorial Prize (awarded to the graduate or graduates with the second highest academic rank), the Jackson Hale Prize in Polity, and the Robert A. Lee Church History Prize. She was most honored to receive the Dr. Theodore W. Kalsbeek ’51 Prize, which is awarded to a student who, by aptitude, temperament, and commitment, is deemed to show the most promise in serving small churches with Reformed theology, effective biblical preaching, and compassionate pastoral involvement. Rebecca graduated with a Master of Divinity degree and was ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in June 2011. She is thankful and excited to be the 2011-2013 Phillips Talbot Global Ministry Fellow, and is enjoying serving God and God’s people in both New York City and Zambia.
To learn more about Rebecca’s ministry and experiences in Zambia, please visit her blog.
Rebecca can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-288-8920.