Rachel holds BS and MA degrees in Education and TESOL Certification from the University of Nebraska. Before becoming a missionary, she worked as a middle school teacher and coach at Woodbury Central Schools in Iowa. She also served as a staff representative with The Navigators in Russia for several years, helping teachers to replace their atheist curriculum with one based on Biblical morals and ethics. She has served at Tyndale since 2003 in various administrative and teaching roles. Rachel lives in Badhoevedorp.