Berry United Methodist Church Staff & Leaders

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    Rev. Rachel Birkhahn-Rommelfanger
    Lead Pastor

    Rachel Birkhahn-Rommelfanger is a lifelong Reconciling United Methodist and Chicago Native. For nine years Rachel was in DC for education in the classroom and in the world. She received an undergraduate degree from American University in History and Sociology and attended seminary at Wesley Theological Seminary. An activist at heart she comes to Berry after years working in secular and faith based non-profits on outreach, advocacy, education and fundraising campaigns. She is also passionate about connecting young adults with spirituality and community; and working for racial justice in Chicago and the world. She is currently a member of the Connectional Table for the United Methodist Church and the National Council of Churches Intergenerational Thinktank. Rachel is grateful to be back home in Chicago after years away, and blessed to be living and serving in a community only one mile from where she grew up.