From Sesame Street to College Ave: Becca McColl Encourages Traveling and Trapping
“I was once on Sesame Street when I was little,” New York native, Becca McColl, says with a laugh when asked what is the most interesting thing about her. Yet, with an office in the library, usually filled with students, it seems that McColl must have a more interesting life than she gives herself credit for.
McColl moved to Greenville this past April after her husband, Bobby McColl, was hired as the new Head Men’s Soccer Coach. She left her job at Roberts Wesleyan College in New York as an admissions counselor. “The hardest adjustment for me moving to Greenville was being away from my family, and the small town atmosphere…it’s just way different,” McColl explained. It didn’t take long for God to open up doors for McColl. She became the assistant coach for the Women’s Soccer Team. She is one of the first women to be a part of the coaching staff. “I love having Becca as a coach,” senior soccer player Rachel Stewart said. “She’s become a mentor to a lot of ladies on the team, and is somebody we can all talk to and relate to.” McColl is also the Director of World Mission and Outreach at Greenville College. Her skills in communication have come in handy with her new position. She plans events such as Global Impact Week and Club Mission. She also recruits students to go on the mission trips she organizes to the smallest detail.
Through McColl’s experience with the Eagles, a soccer sports ministry that took her on mission trips to Brazil, McColl has obtained a passion for world missions. This passion is what she hopes Greenville College students will get a taste of. “I want to make missions real to students. They don’t have to be ‘super Christians,’ they can get involved with missions whoever they are,” McCollsaid enthusiastically.
McColl’s overseas experience includes Brazil, England, Singapore, and her husband’s home country, Scotland. Her favorite country? “Scotland,” McColl answered, “because that’s where Bobby’s family is and it feels like you’ve stepped into a story book, it’s so beautiful.” Although McColl is new to Greenville College, she has already made her mark on many lives. McColl’s passion for life and her love for people shines for all those who come in contact with her. “Becca is a giver,” Stewart says. “She would do anything for anyone at the drop of a hat.”