Rev. Becca Messman

Becca came to BPC in 2021 after serving Trinity Presbyterian Church in Herndon as co-pastor for five years and 10 years as associate pastor. She is a Virginia native, growing up in Danville and graduating from the University of Virginia, where she majored in Classical Studies and Government. Each of those places gave her an affinity for history, the church, and a deep love of words. She also holds a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.

While serving in Herndon, Becca helped launch a worshipping community of recent immigrants called Lunch for the Soul that has been used as a model for community engagement around the denomination. A prolific writer, she has served as Vice President of the Presbyterian Outlook magazine and co-authored “Cultivated Ministry,” a book about church vitality. She was Co-Chair of VOICE, Virginians Organized for Community Engagement.

Becca lives in Arlington with her husband and two children. She is an avid runner, a lover of puns and music and singing loudly, and a non-threatening board game player.