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Rebecca is the President, Creative Director, and Co-Worship Arts Leader for By Your Side Ministries,Inc.  Music and ministry has always been a connected part of Rebecca’s life.  As Rebecca began her study of the violin at the age of nine, she also grew up in the Presbyterian church with her father serving as an Elder and her mother as a Deacon.  When not taking their daughter to violin lessons, rehearsals or performances, her parents were out evangelizing as part of the Ambassadors visitor ministry.  Rebecca’s grandmother was also a church organist in the Episcopal church.  Rebecca was very involved in her church youth group.  Growing up during the peak of the Billy Graham crusades, Rebecca proclaimed Jesus as her personal savior at a Billy Graham crusade in Indianapolis and was since fascinated with Ruth Bell Graham.  Rebecca held the role of a worship partner near and dear to her heart and always dreamed of what it would be like to be in a supportive ministry role.  As Rebecca grew in her relationship with Jesus, she continued to sharpen her music skills and by the age of 13, she was regularly playing violin for church services, events, and weddings.  During high school, Rebecca was a member of the freshman Star Steppers dance troupe, a member of the Emerald Guard color guard her sophomore year, concertmistress two years for the Greater Indianapolis Youth Symphony, and played violin for other high schools assisting their theater orchestras.  Rebecca also performed in her own high school’s musicals including a singing and dancing role in Hello Dolly and was actively playing for the Indianapolis Civic Theater during high school and college.  This vast experience in performing Broadway musicals has made her current work for God with her music and ministry partner Dave so appropriate.  After receiving her Bachelor of Music performance degree in violin from Butler University in 1987, Rebecca embarked on a full-time music career until 1996 performing with quartets and trios, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, recording with artists such as Sandi Patty, and performing with legendary greats such as Pavarotti, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Doc Severinsen, and the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).  Rebecca then received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University in 2000, graduating top of her class and co-authoring two nursing journal articles.  Since then she has worked in the clinical research field as a research nurse, a contract Data Management Coordinator for Eli Lilly and Co., a clinical research monitor, and is currently employed by Compass Research as a Quality Control Specialist.  After relocating to Florida, Rebecca joined a local New Testament church, regularly plays violin and/or sings four services each Sunday, and has become extensively involved in its performing arts ministry led by her current music and ministry partner, Dave.  This partnership spawned a joint vision which became By Your Side Ministries.  This vision was a leap of faith for both her and Dave, since during this time Rebecca was battling a life-threatening illness.  She then had a miraculous healing experience and Rebecca has written out the full story as her amazing testimony (“Rebecca’s Story” is posted on this website under Testimonies).  This healing experience was a beautiful beginning of their ministry together.  When not planning, working on, or rehearsing productions, she and Dave co-compose worship songs, completed their first CD in July, and Rebecca is editing Dave’s first book entitled “Building the Family of God.”  Rebecca is thankful to God for allowing her to share all her talents for the Lord through the performing arts and her desire is that by exploring this website or seeing us in person at one of our events you will see Jesus’ love in all that we do, and that by doing so, you may come to know Him as your personal savior.