Rebecca (Becky) was born in Elmira, New York and her family moved to Old Lyme when she was 5 years old. She received a B.A. degree from Connecticut College, and received a Masters in Religion and the Arts from Yale University Divinity School in 2002. She returned to Yale Divinity School and received her Masters of Divinity in 2007. She was called to serve as an Associate Minister of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme in 2007 and was ordained in 2008. In 2004, Becky and her husband, Ted, founded the Crosby Fund for Haitian Education, a not-for profit scholarship organization that provides funding for impoverished students in Haiti at the high school, technical school and university level. Currently 155 students benefit from their program.