Lead Pastor/Mission Developer
I became a Mission Developer (church planter) with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 2015. We had this crazy idea of starting a church on the street. God's Holy Spirit worked through my crazy dreams, and Church on the Street was born. My life is dedicated to living by example and being the same person on the street as you see in the pulpit, sharing the Gospel with the "churchy" and "not so churchy".
I was trained and educated as a social worker first, and these skills have been helpful in reaching others with humor, warmth, transparency, and strength. Having a name like Rebel is a bonus. Being a pastor on the street comes naturally to me, and so does my love for unheard people.
I graduated from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN) in 2020 and was called to serve as Pastor of Church on the Street. I was ordained as a Pastor of Word and Sacrament in the ELCA in January of 2021. I am blessed to sit on the Homeless and Justice Network of the ELCA and help baby churches and leaders find their voice as their mission developer's licensed coach.