About Rachel

Rachel was born in California and has spent the last 20 years living in the UK with her husband and son. She has worked in a variety of churches as a family life pastor, children's pastor and youth pastor. Because of this broad experience, Rachel consults, speaks at conferences and runs training days for parents and church leaders around the UK and Europe... and is coming Down Under in 2023.

Rachel is also the pioneer of Parenting for Faith in response to a vision God gave her in 2005 to meet a need in her local church.

As a published author of numerous books Rachel is a sought after speaker with a great sense of humour (which you get from working with children) and engaging presentation style. Rachel's experience and passion will connect with parents, pastors, children's ministry leaders and team leaders. Don't miss this opportunity coming your way this year.

Choose your location below to discover local information, program details and to register.

(more details will be added in the coming months)

South Australia

Adelaide Inner South

Thursday 31 August

An event for leaders in the afternoon, and an event for parents in the evening.


Friday 1 September

An event for leaders in the morning.

Adelaide North east

Saturday 2 September

For parents & leaders in the morning and afternoon.

Adelaide Inner East

Saturday 2 September

An event for parents in the late afternoon / evening


Rostrevor Baptist Church Sunday 3 September, 9:30am

A church service at Rostrevor Baptist Church



5 September

An event at Ringwood Church of Christ for children’s & families ministers in the day, and an event for parents/grandparents in the evening. Contact Hannah (hannah@ringwoodchurch.org.au) and Anna (anyhuis@churchesofchrist.org.au)

New South Wales

Leaders To Go

leaderstogo.org.au 7 - 10 September

Leaders To Go is an Australian biennial children and family ministry leadership conference experience which serves paid or voluntary leaders-of-leaders of church and school-based ministry working with pre-school & primary children and families. But it is much more than a conference...



11 September

Coffee & dessert evening event for parents at Chermside Kedron Community Church.


12 September

Morning event: A High Tea morning event for parents in the morning. Lunch event: A conversational lunch with Rachel for children and families ministry team leaders & pastors. Both events held at Sunnybank Baptist church


13/14 September

Details tbc.

New Zealand


www.nzcmn.org.nz 16 September

Rachel will be hosted by the New Zealand Children's Ministry Network at an event in Auckland on Saturday 16 September. More details tbc.


www.nzcmn.org.nz 18 September

Rachel will be hosted by the New Zealand Children's Ministry Network at an event in Wellington on Monday 18 September. More details tbc.