Rebecca’s role with RYFO
Rebecca is the Communications & Organizational Partnership Director for RYFO. She manages the social media and web aspects of the organization, as well as, works to find like-minded businesses to partner with RYFO to grow our mission and reach.
How Rebecca became involved with RYFO
Rebecca first learned about RYFO from Nick Greenwood at Cornerstone Festival in 2009. Nick was running around with a clipboard explaining RYFO and getting people to sign up for more information. At the time, Rebecca and her husband had already been hosting bands, but lived in a very small apartment. A few years later, they moved into a house and became a RYFO host home. About a year ago, the opportunity came available for Rebecca to join the RYFO staff.
Rebecca’s hope for RYFO
Rebecca hopes RYFO can reach all musicians, both secular and faith based, with radical hospitality.
Artists and bands face a lifestyle that wears them to the bone, but many feel called to share themselves and their art with the world. That process of sharing is vital, and through art and music lives are touched, minds are changed, and hearts are opened. It is RYFO’s task to protect and care for those who give themselves over to that process, that choose to live with close to nothing and share themselves far from their homes and families. RYFO does this by meeting their most basic needs first, then hopefully are allowed to help artists grow in other areas of their lives. She hopes that RYFO will continue to expand and draw in people with unique gifts of caring and equipping to see that idea realized fully for the music community.
About Rebecca’s family
Rebecca & her husband, Ian live in Austin, TX. Rebecca enjoys photography, cooking and art. She also owns a the jewelry design company, Rebecca Harvey Designs. Ian works in student ministry at their church and is currently in a band that uses RYFO. Together they have three dogs; Thrash, Emo and Indie. They are also in the process of adopting. They both have a heart for hospitality, and enjoy having people in their home.