The Rev. Rebecca Tankersley is the Assistant Rector at St. James Episcopal Church in Dallas, Texas. Mother Rebecca practiced law in the Dallas area for 16 years, then wound up her legal practice to enter the ordination process. She was ordained deacon in June 2013 and priest in April 2014. The following month, Mother Rebecca graduated summa cum laude from Perkins School of Theology. While in seminary, she sang weekly with the Seminary Singers under the direction of The Rev. Dr. C. Michael Hawn. Mother Rebecca’s passion is helping others to find and fulfill God’s purpose for their lives. She has explored this topic in her preaching, her classes, and in small group ministries she has led. She connects deeply with God through music, and brings her love of music into her ministry as often as she dares!