The Reverend Rachel Brown was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Rachel was baptized as an infant and raised in the Missouri synod Lutheran church. Rachel accepted the LORD in 4th grade and was later confirmed in the Lutheran church in eighth grade.
It was during a sermon on a Sunday morning at Immanuel Lutheran church that Rachel received the call by God to go into a lifetime of ministry. At that time she believed it to be missions work and after graduating from High School in 1991 she joined the International Honors Program with Bard College in New York and spent 10 months traveling the world studying Global Ecology and Economical Sustainable development with the hopes of joining an NGO and continuing as a missionary abroad.
Shortly after returning from her study tour around the world she headed off to South Africa to work at an Integrated Camp for teens and instead of flying home she crewed a forty-four foot sailboat and sailed home from Africa. The next summer on a cross country trip to go surfing in California she decided to apply to Point Loma Nazarene University to study nursing with the hopes of being a nurse missionary. After two years, she changed her major to Philosophy and Theology with a minor in Youth Ministry and graduated in 1999, joining the PC (USA) church that same year.
In 1999, after nearly five years as Youth Director at Westminster Presbyterian Church in San Diego, CA she moved to Pasadena, CA to attend Fuller Theological Seminary. During her time at Fuller she worked in Youth Ministry at both La Canada and Bel Air Presbyterian Churches. Rachel earned her Master's of Divinity in 2005. In 2006 she received her first ordained call as Associate Pastor and was ordained at Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church on September 10, 2006. After serving at PLCPC for 3 years she resigned from that call and moved to Baltimore, Maryland to serve as a hospital chaplain at St. Agnes hospital.
Rachel loves brownies, going on adventures with her 3 nieces, walking, skiing, ice skating, soy mochas, Trader Joes as well as traveling.