Meet Rebecca

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Rebecca Wilson (she/her) is a proud Michigander, rooted in Flint and grounded in Detroit. She is a queer extra-ordinary poet and enchanting storyteller whose writings weave together her life experiences with scripture and spirituality. Her pursuit of justice and wholeness is driven by her upbringing in the Vehicle and Motor Cities. At a young age she discovered her love for words and the transformative power of belonging to a faith community.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies from the University of Michigan and completed a Master of Divinity, with a concentration in Urban Ministry, at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

She has lived out her calling in diverse and unique ways. She was baptized, confirmed, and commissioned as a deacon in the United Methodist Church. Her ministry in the UMC included serving in local churches and on denominational staff, where she became a leader and sought-after motivating presenter in Disaster Response.
 
In early 2017, just before examination for full ordination, realizing she was called to live authentically and no longer deny her queer identity, Rebecca made the decision to come out as lesbian and surrender her provisional credentials due to the denomination’s anti-LGBTQ+ positions and policies. The decision was the most difficult and liberating of her life. It came with profound loss and even greater hopes.

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The church’s rejection propelled her to a dry and lonely wilderness. While there she found thirst quenching wells in surprising places and an expanded understanding of God, community, spirituality, and living water. She also recognized the systems that harm us cannot be our source of healing. Bravely and boldly she sought a new path toward healing. Her determination to heal and commitment to the journey inspires others to begin and map their own.
 
In summer 2022, Rebecca founded 10 Camels, where her gifts for writing, teaching, preaching, and speaking are turning words into water for a thirsty world. She is offering authenticity and creativity to the world through educating, empowering, and entertaining others. With gentleness and humor, with honesty and seemingly effortless skill she captivatingly engages her audience.

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