Becca Stevens is one of the premier preachers and speakers in the United States proclaiming love as the most powerful force for social change. She is an Episcopal priest and founder of Magdalene, residential communities of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. She founded Thistle Farms in 2001 which currently employs nearly 50 residents and graduates, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. She demonstrates that love is good business and raises millions of dollars annually for the organizations she runs. She is a prolific writer and has been featured in the New York Times and on ABC World News, NPR, PBS, CNN, and Huffington Post and named by the White House as one of 15 Champions of Change for violence against women in 2011. She was recently inducted into the Tennessee Women's Hall of Fame and conferred an honorary doctorate by The University of the South. In fall 2014, Stevens launched the first Thistle Farms national conference welcoming attendees from over 30 states. Her newest book, "The Way of Tea & Justice: Rescuing the World's Favorite Beverage from its Violent History," will release in 2014. Stevens lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, and their three sons.
Becca is available for keynote addresses, morning worship services, spiritual retreats as as well as various professional and academic confences. Honorarium depends on event.
In order to support the work of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, The Rev. Stevens is usually accompanied on her speaking engagements by two Thistle Farms employees who will handle the sales of Thistle Farms products.
Contact Becca's assistant, Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Becca has authored many books that are available at our online store.