SHORT-TERM & LOCAL MISSIONS, YOUNG ADULTS & DISCIPLESHIP DIRECTORS
A natural-born mountain man, Caleb was born in Montana but spent his teenage years overseas in Thailand. A pastor's kid and a missionary kid, these experiences no doubt contributed to his love of missions and his passion for the Bible. Caleb enjoys anything related to the outdoors, reading novels, writing, and listening to music. Rachel is a Wisconsin-native that claims Chicago as home. Before joining full-time ministry, she was a professional ballroom and latin dancer. Rachel loves theatre and the fine arts, traveling, cooking, reading and writing, and of course dancing. She has a heart for discipleship and seeing people walk in truth and freedom in Christ.
Caleb and Rachel met at YWAM Montana in 2011 and quickly became friends. Caleb and Rachel traveled quite a bit, but through letters and emails, they became close. Caleb proposed when they were reunited on the base during the fall of 2012, and after the 5th time, Rachel said "yes". After their wedding in Thailand, they served together with YWAM staffing DTS (Discipleship Training School) and leading outreach teams as well as running the kitchen. Jesus promptly blessed them with a baby--their son Ezra just celebrated his first birthday!
Both Caleb and Rachel look forward to serving the community of Lynden and the family of NCCTK. They are excited to get to know the congregation and present opportunities to carry out the great commission in new and creative ways.