"Rachel is a loyal friend, godly woman, and loving wife. Little kids love her, and she has such a big heart. I can’t wait to watch her become a mom.
Rachel is a loyal friend, godly woman, and loving wife.
Rachel has such an innate motherly instinct. Every one of our nieces and nephews run right to her when they see her and immediately start talking. Every child feels valued and heard by her. Rachel is also the best at giving kids healthy boundaries and discipline. I think it comes from her work in the schools with kids with severe disabilities and behavioral issues. She is able to be authoritative, but is also kind and loving at the same time. I think kids feel safe with her because of that. One of the qualities that I love most about Rachel is her authenticity. She is never fake and is always honest and vulnerable. She is servant-hearted and generous. Every time a friend, family member, coworker, (or even complete stranger!) needs help, Rachel is the first to volunteer her time, energy, and money. I also love how funny and silly she is. She has an amazing sense of humor, and at least once a day she makes me laugh so hard that I can’t help but cry. As a husband, I feel so blessed to have Rachel as my wife, best friend, and partner." – JP
I grew up in a diverse suburban community in North Texas. My parents specifically moved us into a neighborhood that was full of all kinds of different people because learning to live with and love people who were different than us was one of my parents’ top priorities for our family. Because of this upbringing, I continue to seek out and deeply value diversity in my own life. I received my Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorder. Since then, I have worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a school district where I primarily work with under-served populations. My favorite part of my job is getting to educate families on their child’s speech difficulties to help their kiddos learn how to effectively communicate! I have recently scaled back my hours to work 2.5 days per week so that I can be at home with a baby that joins our family in the future. One of my other passions is hosting people in our home, whether it be an annual “Friendsgiving” celebration or celebrating a major life event. I love cooking for people and making them feel loved and appreciated. I have a close group of friends, and they would describe me as a great listener, giver of my time, and (hopefully haha) someone that keeps them laughing. – Rachel