Rev. Rebecca L. (Torres) Holland, M.Div.
Rev. Rebecca (Torres) Holland is the author of the poetry collection Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse. Her book is available in paperback from Amazon and is coming soon to Kindle. All profits made from this collection will be donated to Christ Community United Methodist Church.
Rebecca graduated in 2011 with a B.S. in English Education. After graduation, she went on to attend Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. where she earned her Master’s of Divinity in 2014. While at Wesley Seminary Rebecca served as a pastoral intern at a cooperative parish where she gained experience working with both a large congregation in a prosperous area of the city as well as a smaller and more ethnically diverse congregation.
While in D.C., Rebecca also served as a pastoral intern at the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) located on Capitol Hill. While working at GBCS, Rebecca gained experience working with issues of social justice, including the Imagine No Malaria Campaign. She was ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church in May of 2018. She currently serves as the solo pastor at a wonderful church in Central Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Order of St. Luke
Rev. Rebecca is currently working on a nonfiction book about the importance of helping people to articulate and share their stories. It is her goal to help to use her voice in order to help to create spaces in the church for people who have been traditionally marginalized, especially women, people of color, and people with disabilities.
Rebecca is a voracious reader and particularly enjoys poetry, eighteenth century literature, and women’s history. She also has a soft spot for genre fiction, especially science-fiction, fantasy, and Georgian romances. She is the proud mom to a chubby chihuahua and a very grumpy cat.