Vica Steel, a student at Wartburg Theological Seminary, will share her journey toward becoming a faith leader at the age of 56 as a transgender woman, and will speak on how we allow ourselves, too often, to be constrained by rules and expectations that serve only to close off possibilities. Her talk will focus on opening up possibilities and on how we can grow and learn and become. Vica was recently featured in the New York Times for her story – you can read the article here. Vica (her name rhymes with Costa Rica) lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and began studying at Wartburg Theological Seminary this fall.
She is transgender.
And she is starting her journey at the age of 56 toward becoming a faith leader.
She could tell you all the joy and pain and hope that is embedded in those sentences, but this is a bio, not a book! So let’s keep to the essentials — Vica loves gardening (even when the garden is more weed than fruit. She also does woodworking, writes, and finds God in the world around her while walking her dog or enjoying coffee with her wife.
And she is thinking about board games. And life. And how we allow ourselves, too often, to be constrained by rules and expectations that serve only to close off possibilities. So let’s talk today about opening up possibilities. Vica will share some of her story, but her focus is always on how we can grow and learn and become. We are strong together.