Plant With Purpose Welcomes a Fresh Face with a Big Heart
Written by Plant With Purpose on January 25, 2012 in General
Please join in welcoming Plant With Purpose’s newest staff member, Becky Rosaler. As the new Marketing and Events Coordinator, she will play an integral role in executing Plant With Purpose’s marketing campaigns and PR efforts as well as planning our annual Planting Hope Gala!
You’re in for a treat today as she shares a bit of the incredible journey that has brought her to partner with Plant With Purpose.
I’ve been asked, “Which part of the Plant With Purpose Mission resonates most with you?” “Which part of this vision for lasting transformation,” I ask? My resounding answer happens to be, “All three!” It seems like Someone has perfectly orchestrated this time in my life to join the Plant With Purpose team and I couldn’t be more thrilled or honored.
Let me share some background so that you too can see God’s faithfulness. As a student at Westmont College, I obtained a degree in environmental biology studying under professors who imparted their love for creation and Creator. Upon graduation, I took a permaculture certification course and headed to the Philippines to put into practice what was learned. It was then I realized that this idealistic American might do better reaching out to her own culture and sharing about the needs and injustices taking place in the world with those in my sphere of influence. My day job became teaching outdoor education programs in Orange County while lending my evenings to ministry. A few years later, I joined the staff at North Coast Church in Vista as one of the 20something pastors. Those 6 years were spent growing in my knowledge of Jesus, investing in others, fostering community, furthering our outreach program, and leading mission trips to Eastern Europe. 2008 arrived and I was ready for something more…but our economy was ready for something more as well. I ended up back at the Ocean Institute, this time in the marketing department where I helped with special events, fundraising, and general marketing responsibilities.
In 2008, a friend of a friend introduced Plant With Purpose to me. I have offered my assistance when time and schedule have allowed at alternate gift markets, outreach events, and I even volunteered for the 2011 Gala. Who knew that in 2012 I would be planning the Planting Hope Gala!
I look forward to communicating with you, connecting with our advocates, celebrating our life sustaining programs together, raising funds for what happens in the field, visiting the villages that we sponsor and learning as we go! Please feel free to drop me a line or find me on facebook by using firstname.lastname@example.org.
All along my heart has been developing a yearning to see: environmental restoration, economic empowerment, and spiritual renewal…the three parts of Plant With Purpose’s Mission.
Bonus section: traveling, planting, creating, catching up with friends, laughing with my family, enjoying a good story, being outside, worshipping our God, and eating delicious food are all on my list of favorites!