About Becky Kay

becky kay public speakerBecky is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. She attended local schools and has an Associate in Business from Greenville Technical College. She is a member of the American Management Association, served for a term of four years on the board of Pendleton Place, a shelter for abused and abandoned children, served 12 years on the board of Mental Health America of Greenville County and was President of the board for 2 terms. She is a Stephen Minister and Leader, Facilitator for SOS, designed an 8-week intensive support group for people who lost loved ones to suicide and is a frequent speaker for the training classes at MHAGC Crisis Line and other places and companies and has a Grief Support Group, The Journey. Becky also has a Certificate in Reformed Spirituality from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia.

She has spent the majority of her working career in the corporate world, where she was an Assistant Vice President at an international brokerage firm when she decided to take early retirement to pursue a career she felt called – Pastoral Care.

She and her husband were married for 34 years, they had five children and six grandchildren between them; attend Providence Presbyterian Church, are charter members and she serves Providence and Roberts Presbyterian Churches with care.

An avid gardener she and her husband Lewis developed a yard that has been approved as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the SC and National Wildlife Association. They spent many hours working in the yard, creating a haven for not only themselves and their family, but for many different animals and birds. Their largest addition was a koi pond that was added several years ago.

Gardening has not only been good for Becky physically, but has been a part of her healing process. Because of this passion for gardening and the healing it has helped bring into her life, she has spoken to several garden clubs in the Greenville and Greenwood areas.

She turned to gardening after the loss of her youngest son in 1997 in a car crash, then eight months later, her eldest son completed his life in 1998. Her husband died 2-1/2 years ago and she is passionate about mental, physical and spiritual healing and health because of her own suffering and loss. As a result of good therapy, her church, physician and friends, she not only survived what was the single most horrible loss – deaths of children – but the loss of her husband. She now is beginning a “new-normal” life.