Champions of Change
Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest, social entrepreneur, speaker and author of eight books. Becca serves as chaplain of St. Augustine's at Vanderbilt University, is the founder of Magdalene, a residential community for women who have survived lives of violence, prostitution and addiction and Executive Director of its social enterprise, Thistle Farms. To date, Becca has raised over $13 million and gained nationwide press coverage for the organizations she supports. In addition to having received awards from the Frist Foundation and the Academy of Women in Achievement, Becca was named "Nashvillian of the Year" and "Tennessean of the Year" by the Nashville Scene and The Tennessean respectively. In 2010, Becca became the youngest and first female recipient of the University of the South’s “Distinguished Alumnus” award. An acclaimed speaker and author, her latest is a 3-book series, The Path of Peace, Justice and Love. Becca lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, and their three sons.