Rebecca Anderson is co-pastor at two Chicago churches. You can find her on Sunday mornings at Bethany UCC in Ravenswood (BethanyChicago.com), and Sunday evenings at Gilead, a queer, storytelling, bar church on Chicago’s north side — now a queer, storytelling, mostly-online church — that she planted with friend and colleague Vince Amlin (GileadChicago.org).
Rebecca’s been on Snap Judgment (radio), and podcasts including The Broad Experience, Broccoli & Ice Cream. Active in the Chicago storytelling scene, she’s performed with events like RISK!, 2nd Story, The Moth, and This Much is True. As a comic (back in the day), she was featured in The Boston Globe and The Christian Century. She’s head honcho of Earshot (EarshotStories.com), running storytelling workshops across the country (and, now, internationally. Thanks, Canada!). She’s always looking for the least crowded forest preserves, her biscuits are unparalleled, and she knows the best places to pick juneberries. She almost certainly wants to have coffee with you.
Rebecca is ordained in The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She has a Masters in Divinity from the University of Chicago and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Playwrighting from Hampshire College (Amherst, MA).