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
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: worked for a year in the Space Shuttle program.
Education: BS Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin; M. Div, Pacific Lutheran Theo. Seminary, CA
Hobbies: Running, hiking, biking, cooking, reading, sewing, woodworking, soccer
1062 Budapest
20 Aradi utca, 2./18
rachel.eskesen@elca.org or zach.courter@gmail.com
Checkout their website: https://zachandrachel.wordpress.com
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