Becky Ficarella (formerly Becky Derrico) has roots in Grace Lutheran Church that go back to her childhood.
"As an elementary student I began my Faith Formation journey in Sunday School, but really felt my faith grow during my Confirmation and High School journey at Grace Lutheran Church. I was involved in the youth programming offered at Grace, attending confirmation retreats and events, as well as high school wilderness retreats to ELCA's Sky Ranch Retreat Center in Colorado. I also had the opportunity to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering in Atlanta, GA in 1994. As a Glenbard West student (class of 1996), I was involved in Marching Band and Theater, and enjoyed participation in other groups such as One Voice Outreach Choir and Young Life. I went on to earn my Associates Degree at College of DuPage, and then my Bachelor's Degree in Music and English at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest IL.
I have been blessed with a long and exciting career in both retail and operations management. Starbucks Coffee, CVS Caremark, and Whole Foods Market are just some of the organizations I have been fortunate to work for. My husband Mario and I were blessed with a son in 2012, and since then I have tried to find balance in my work and family life. I earned a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2014 and briefly taught Children's and Teen yoga. In January 2015, I began this part time role as a shared position with another busy working mom from the congregation. In the fall of 2015, I was offered the opportunity to step into the part time role solely, fully dedicating myself to the position. I am so happy to offer programming and coordination of faith formation for children from birth through high school and feel very fortunate to be working for the church where my own faith formation journey began.
My husband Mario and I enjoy hiking, singing, working in our yard, yoga, meditation, and spending time with our extended families."