Rachel Hockman

Rachel is our Minister of Discipleship & Youth, leading our 6th-12thgrade Youth program, developing ways to engage in our Youth families’ lives and equipping families with the spiritual tools they need, assisting in Adult Education and Discipleship, and special church-wide events.

Rachel has been on staff with us since August 2014, first serving as our Children’s Minister, and then as our Director of Family Ministries before working more specifically with our Youth.

Rachel graduated from LaGrange College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion, with a concentration in Church Leadership. Before coming to Mountain Park, Rachel served for 2 years as the Minister of Children & Youth at Pine Mountain UMC, and 5 years as the Administrative Assistant at North Springs UMC.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband, Trey, their son, Samuel, and their pets, Toby and Ash. Their favorite places to go are Disney World, Camp Glisson, and anywhere in the mountains.

One of Rachel’s favorite scripture passages is from James 1:19, which says “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” She tries to apply this to her everyday life and ministry, striving to be able to hear where others are coming from, and be in relationships with mutual respect that foster growth in love and accountability. Striving for these types of loving relationships puts our church’s mission of “Living Jesus and Loving Community” into action.