The Rev. Becca Stevens is the founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community for women who have survived prostitution and addiction. She was named one of 15 Champions of Change by the White House. The Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. 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. Stevens has authored nine books; been featured on NPR, PBS, CNN, Huffington Post, Southern Living, and Christian Century; and was named by the White House as one of 15 Champions of Change in 2011. 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.
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