I’m Rachel. And I want to love, to live, to disciple and to teach, like Jesus commanded us.

I write. About how I try to live, love, disciple and teach and the struggles this brings. It’s not easy being a true follower of Jesus, so let’s stop pretending it is. No one is perfect, no one has all the answers and that includes me. That doesn’t mean we stop trying to become better at loving, living, discipling and teaching. It does mean we are honest about it.

I blog a lot. You can find my youth ministry stuff at Youth Leaders Academy, but I also blog for a bunch of other sites. Check out my portfolio to see my books, ebokks, articles, blogs, etc.

I also write fiction, as of yet unpublished. I’m hoping that will change.

Other than that, I read more books than I can count, I’m a walking encyclopedia of completely useless facts, I’m Dutch (as in: actually from The Netherlands), and I love hiking.