The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University, and founder of Thistle Farms & Magdalene. Thistle Farms employs 40 residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio and the Thistle Stop Café. Magdalene is the two-year residential program that serves women at no cost to them. With over 1,000 guests visiting the organization to learn more about the model, Stevens is launching the first Thistle Farms-Magdalene national conference, Welcome to the Circle this fall. Stevens has authored nine books; been featured on NPR, PBS, CNN, Huffington Post, Southern Living and Christian Century; was named by the White House as one of 15 Champions of Change; has raised more than $15 million for the organizations she supports; was named "Nashvillian of the Year" and "Tennessean of the Year" by the Nashville Scene and The Tennessean, respectively; was the youngest and first female recipient of The University of the South's "Distinguished Alumnus" award; was named the 2011 Social Entrepreneur of the year in Nashville and has received awards from the Frist Foundation and the Academy of Women of Achievement. Her latest book is Snake Oil: The Art of Healing and Truth-Telling. 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 email@example.com for more information.
Becca has authored many books that are available at our online store.