Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Faithful Servant Goes Home

Rachel with her daughter, Cate, in 2009.

On Friday, August 12, we lost a dear friend and former co-worker, Rachel Hamilton. Rachel was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer this past spring and after four months of fighting, she went home to be with her Father.

Rachel served as the CSM Los Angeles City Director for six years. She brought a keen sense of leadership, a love for the "overlooked", and a deep faith to the CSM team. Rachel was an expert in intentional relationships and leadership development. Many were encouraged and molded into strong leaders because of the love she poured into them.

In 2010, Rachel moved to Denver, CO with her family and began as the Vice President of Ordinary Saints, an organization dedicated to mentoring and partnering young adults with service opportunities.

Rachel leaves behind a loving husband, Jeff, and two beautiful daughters, Jane and Cate. Please join us in praying for her family during this hard time.


Ben Wiele said...

You will be missed friend.

Erin Landis said...

I have served with CSM Los Angeles on three occasions. Rachel was the director during those visits and I remember her as being very genuine, intentional and reflective to the inner-city population of that area. I appreciated her leadership and direction.