Rachel joined the Hope House team in September of 2019 as a Residential Advisor. Originally from Illinois, she graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan with a B.A. in Sociology and a Minor in Ministry. She began working alongside teen moms when she studied abroad in Chile to better understand the difficulties teen parents were facing. When she got back to the U.S., she interned for YoungLives, a worldwide outreach ministry for teen moms. After graduating, she desired to continue serving teen moms and thankfully found Hope House! She is passionate about empowering women, building up God’s kingdom, encouraging people to be who God created them to be, and of course, the outdoors!