Rachel Parfenchuk

Music Ministries Director

Your position and role at Powell UMC; What are you passionate about? Music Ministries Director. I am passionate about the gift of music and the power it has to speak beyond what words can express.

What is the favorite part of your job? Making music with wonderful people.

Family: I grew up in Powell attending this church with my parents, Rick and Lori, and brother, Chris. The members of this congregation have supported me since I was very young, PUMC is my family!

Ministry background, degrees, credentials: I have a BM from Ohio Wesleyan University and MM from Cleveland Institute of Music, both in Vocal Performance. My experience in music ministry includes Music Director at Old South UCC in Kirtland, Ohio and Interim Music Ministries Director here at PUMC.

What are your hobbies? Watercolor painting and playing with my dog and cat, JP and Sassy.

Your favorite quote or verse from the Bible: Psalm 118:24 This is the day that Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

What has God been teaching you lately? How to embrace the unknown.