ELCA Missionary Profile:
 
 
The Rev. Rachel Eskesen & Zachary Courter
Mission Field Location: Hungary
Companion synod connections: Northeastern Iowa
 
Rachel and Zachary serve as coordinators for the Young Adults in Global Mission Program in Hungary and Serbia, guiding young adults as they serve, and cultivating them to be future leaders in the ELCA and the world. They are also strengthening relationships with the Lutheran Church in Hungary, diaconal ministries there, and NGO’s working to dismantle Anti-Gypsism in Central Europe.
 
Home-base States: California, Washington, Wisconsin
 
Rachel’s Birthday:  February 26 Rachel’s Ordination Date:  April 23, 2016
Zachary’s Birthday:  March 17
Anniversary:  August 23
 
Rachel:
Education: B.A. English Literature, California Lutheran University; MA English Literature, University of Leeds, UK; M. Div. Theology, Pacific Lutheran Theo. Seminary, CA.
 
Hobbies:  Cycling, baking, running, cooking, writing & reading, watching/reading Shakespeare’s plays/poems, listening to music, arts & crafts
 
Rachel served as a YAGM, as a children’s educational program director in Cairo, Egypt, intern pastor in Bratislava, Slovakia, and studied in Hong Kong. 
 
Zachary:
Education: BS Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin; M. Div, Pacific Lutheran Theo. Seminary, CA
 
Hobbies: Running, hiking, biking, cooking, reading, sewing, woodworking, soccer
 
Zachary worked for a year in the Space Shuttle program.
 
Contact:
1062 Budapest
20 Aradi utca, 2./18
Hungary
 
rachel.eskesen@elca.org or zach.courter@gmail.com
 
Checkout their website:  https://zachandrachel.wordpress.com
 
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