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101st Annual Convention Speaker

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It is with heartfelt joy that we welcome the Rev. Becca Stevens, founder and president of Thistle Farms, as our guest speaker for the 101st Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina.  

About Becca: 

Becca Stevens is a speaker, justice entrepreneur, author, priest, and founder and president of Thistle Farms. She has been featured on PBS NewsHour, The Today Show, CNN, ABC World News, named a CNN Hero, and White House Champion of Change, holds five honorary doctorates, and raised over $75M in funding for justice initiatives. Drawn from 25 years of leadership in mission-driven work, Becca leads important conversations across the country with an inspiring message that love is the strongest force for change in the world. Becca has served as a chaplain at St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel in Nashville, TN since 1995. For more information, visit


About Thistle Farms:

Thistle Farms has worked with survivors of prostitution and exploitation for over 25 years to create communities where women can heal. The model provides housing, healthcare, and employment; a network of sister organizations across the United States; and a community of advocates who believe that love is the most powerful force for change in the world. For more information, visit

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