Rebecca Hauer has been a writer since she learned how to hold a pen. 1990s Gospel music convinced her at the age of 5 that she wanted to be a pastor. A miraculous encounter with God in 2015 changed the way she saw herself and the world.
Rebecca is a survivor of 19 years of domestic violence and spiritual abuse, and lives with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic depression.
She is a passionate advocate for mental health, suicide prevention, and equality for all people. Rebecca is currently studying at Luther Seminary in an accelerated, two-year Master of Divinity program.
When she's not writing or loudly engaging others in conversation, Rebecca can be found attempting to re-create episodes of "Chopped" in her kitchen or trying to keep her plants alive. She married the love of her life in 2014 and has been the human servant of a tabby cat named Rory since 2016.
I present my wounds to you after the manner in which Jesus presented his wounds to the disciples: in good faith.
As clergy-in-training, I believe in being up front about my positions on controversial areas of faith and doctrine.
I am affirming of LGBT+ equality in personhood, marriage, leadership, and ordination. I believe that Black and Brown Lives Matter, that white supremacy is a present reality that daily threatens the lives and livelihoods of persons of color, and that white privilege is something that exists regardless of whether an individual person is overtly racist or not. I believe that the Bible is one way that the Spirit of God communicates to humanity, but that it is not inerrant or the only rule for life and faith. I believe that God is present in various iterations of faith. I believe in the Divine Feminine aspects of God who is both Father and Mother to all humankind. I believe in both forgiveness & justice, and that the two can coexist in the same space.