Beka grew up in a Christian home and asked Jesus into her heart as a little girl, but it wasn't until high school that she was confronted with the guilt and shame of sin and found herself in need of a savior. The gospel became real to her and the news that Jesus Christ payed for her sin set her free! In 2008 she went on a missions trip to Nicaragua and was baptized, publicly declaring the transformation God had done in her heart. Even as a believer, high school was difficult, and Beka struggled to understand how Jesus could love her with the sins that she continued to struggle with. Little did she know, God would use her time at Bethel University to change the trajectory of her life and her understanding of the gospel.
Beka was introduced to Campus Outreach (CO) through friends in 2013, her junior year. Seeing students love one another and genuinely care about each other’s lives drew her in, as friendship had been difficult the prior two years. God faithfully pursued Beka junior year through a senior girl on her campus. It was the first time that someone pursued her intentionally just because they wanted to see her know Jesus more. The love of God was so evident to her through that friend! The two years Beka was in CO, she grew in knowing Jesus more, accepting free grace, loving others, sharing her faith, and faithfully pursuing growth. In those years, God also graciously changed the lives of three girls at Bethel! God actually worked through being discipled and discipling others! Seeing the way God transformed lives through the ministry of CO, Beka realized there was nothing she would rather do than watch the grace of Jesus transform college students! She began on staff fall of 2016, and continues to serve joyfully at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul.