Becky Carr Imhauser
Author and Conference Leader.

Becky Imhauser has written 17 books about Sedalia and Pettis County history. She also wrote “A Sedalia Christmas,” a play about Sedalia’s Christmas heritage, which premiered at Sedalia’s historic Liberty Theatre in 2008.

Becky’s publications include two books to guide churches in preparing for and celebrating historical milestones. She has helped churches plan anniversary celebrations ranging from five to 150 years.

A former magazine and newspaper editor, Becky has published more than 2,500 articles in national periodicals. She also produces curriculum that is distributed nationally and internationally.

Becky is an adjunct college English instructor and publishing consultant. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in education, and a doctorate degree in education.

Combining her experiencing in publishing and education, Becky frequently makes presentations to conferences and civic groups and leads tours of Sedalia.

Becky serves on the board of directors for the Sedalia Central Business and Cultural District, Sedalia Downtown Development, Inc., the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation, and the Sedalia Historic Preservation Commission. She is a past board member of the Liberty Center Association for the Arts, the Sedalia Symphony Society, and Sorosis. She is a member of the Pettis County Historical Society, and First Baptist Church, Sedalia.

In her “spare time,” Becky enjoys playing the accordion. Learning to play was on her bucket list when she turned—well, when she had a certain birthday. A Baptist minister’s widow, Becky finds accordion gigs an interesting contrast to her previous experience as a church organist and pianist. (She’s keeping her day, though.)

Following the death of her first husband, the Rev. Dr. Steve Carr, Becky married Bill Imhauser.


Photo by HB Photography, Heather Bennett