New York Theological Seminary (M.Div.)
Texas A&M University (B.S. Nuclear Engineering)
Rachael graduated from Texas A&M University in 2000 with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering and was a National Merit Scholar and Presidential Scholar. She received her Masters of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary in 2014 and received the Outstanding Old Testament Scholar Award. She was a research assistant for two of her professors while at Seminary.
Her church experience began as a Seminary Intern at Plymouth Church (Brooklyn Congregational Church) from September 2012 to May 2014. This church has approximately 1000 members. There she co-designed and co-led all aspects of Sunday worship services, was speaker for the church’s spring women’s retreats, designed and led confirmation class, middle school, high school and adult Christian education courses and assisted the senior minister in pastoral care and counseling. After graduating from Seminary, Rachael was ordained and joined the Rye Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York and served that church from May 2014 to February 2017 as Minister of Christian Education. The Rye Church has about 1100 members. In addition to managing Christian Education activities, she provided pastoral care and counseling for the congregation, designed and led Christian Education courses, retreats and Sunday worship services while regularly preaching to 300+ members.
Rachael and her husband, Chris, have two daughters and are happy to be in Texas closer to family.