Rebecca Clendenin recently joined Africa Revolution’s staff in an administrative support capacity but is proud to be a long-time member of the AR family. From 2008-2009, Rebecca and husband Nathan served as Vision Year interns in Pretoria, South Africa, specifically serving a local church in the township of Mamelodi. There, they co-developed and co-taught courses for the church’s skills development center and together kept a multimedia storytelling blog, (2009 Horizon Interactive Awards Winner for Blogs). But most of all, for Rebecca and Nathan, their together in Africa with Africa Revolution was a watershed experience in terms of growing in compassion for the marginalized and in learning to live by faith. Life has never been the same since! Now a full-time mother to Samuel and Henry, professionally, Rebecca is a veteran nonprofit communications professional, having served as the Director of Communications for two of North Carolina’s leading child-serving nonprofits, Action for Children North Carolina and Communities In Schools of North Carolina, and as the Chief Operations Officer of the Clendenins’ church, Grace Community, in Chapel Hill, NC. Rebecca is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and earned a master’s in nonprofit communications from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication as a Roy H. Park Fellow. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, hiking and camping, helping resettle refugees through World Relief Durham and spending time with Nathan watching streaming television series with cats Pippy and Champ in lap.