A student at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Rebecca Young is an Inquirer for Ordination with the PC(USA) under the care of the Session of Shadyside Presbyterian Church (SPC). Presently, she is serving as student pastor at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian and Emsworth United Presbyterian Churches.
A member of our church family since 2013, Rebecca began attending worship at SPC after moving to Pittsburgh for graduate school in the summer of 2012. Rebecca was ordained as a ruling elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio, and recently served as a ruling elder with Shadyside’s Session for four years. During that time, she served on the Adult Christian Education Committee, as well as the Budget and Finance Committee.
In addition, Rebecca also has served on the leadership team of SPC’s Young Adult and Graduate Student Ministry and has enjoyed working with students and youth. She also loves all of Shadyside’s volunteer opportunities with local mission partners.
With a background in journalism and international development, Rebecca has worked in various countries in North Africa and Europe. She volunteers as a high school soccer coach and with the Humane Animal Rescue.