Rev. Bobbi Becker
Interim Spiritual Director
Reverend Bobbi Becker is the interim spiritual director for Namaste Center for Spiritual Living in Long Beach. Beginning December 3, she began serving as the senior minister in the gap as Namaste moves into a new direction in the community. She also works with young adults in creating spiritual community through a Sunday service – The Gathering.
She is a graduate of California State University Long Beach with a degree in journalism and public relations, graduate studies in communications, and a masters in consciousness studies from the Centers for Spiritual Living -- School of Spiritual Leadership.
In 2014, she retired from a corporate career to pursue a passion for ministry. Prior to her retirement, she enjoyed a 27-year career as a manager at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in Los Angeles with experience managing at all levels within the organization of diverse programs including public relations, business outreach, environmental compliance, and water and energy funding.
From 1993 to 2001, she was a leader in the statewide movement to promote workplace inclusion, domestic partnership benefits and build employee support groups in southern California to provide awareness of LGBT issues in the workplace. During that time, she spoke out against discrimination and negative treatment against LGBT Mormons. As a result, she was excommunicated in 1994 from the Mormon church. She spent the next decade reconciling for herself the condemnation of the LGBT community spoken out by religious organizations.
She has a passion for speaking, teaching and coaching through spiritual practice towards individual and community wellbeing and prosperity. As well, she consults nonprofits, businesses and individuals in purposeful strategic planning and leadership. Bobbi lives in the area with her wife Janine, daughter Reece, and a couple of small furry children – Berkley and Nala.