Rachel Turner is the Parenting for Faith Pioneer at BRF and has worked in churches for over 12 years as a Family Life Pastor, Children's Pastor, as well as a Youth Pastor. She continues to consult, speak at conferences and run training days for parents, children and youth workers around the UK and Europe. Her work has brought her into contact with thousands of children and families through mainstream New Wine summer events, parish weekends, schools, and daily encounters in her own church. Rachel is the author of Parenting Children for a Life of Faith (2010), Parenting Children for a Life of Purpose (2014), Parenting Children for a Life of Confidence (2015) and Comfort in the Darkness (2016).
Rachel is passionate about children rooting themselves in God, experiencing and pursuing relationship with Him daily, growing in the Word, and living and ministering in the power of the Spirit. She adores children's leaders, and longs to encourage, support, inspire, train, and resource them to do what God has called them to do where they are. She feels it is essential to connect them to each other for mentoring, strengthening, joy, and support. Rachel also loves investing in and equipping parents and carers in their role as the primary spiritual influencers in their children's lives. She wants to help churches partner with parents to empower faith at home, and as a family in church.