Rachel Bauman

Minister of Community Life

Rachel Bauman has a keen interest in the way families shape themselves in the modern world. In her position as Minister of Community Life, she is has a primary responsibility for the education, worship, spiritual development and community connection of children, youth and families (which turns out to be just about everyone!)

She is an avid outdoor person and is training to do long-distance runs. She reports that she took up rock climbing to conquer her fear of heights and it didn?t work all that well. She is a newer member of the First Church community, having joined the staff in 2012. Before attending seminary she had a career in student affairs at several different colleges and universities.

She is encouraging to those who are growing in faith: “God is, has been and will be always with you. Who you are right now is enough.”