This is the blog of Rachel Lovins, Tucson YAV 2016-2017. She is a music educator, certified in two states, went to the Florida State University college of music, where she majored in Music Education with a focus in Choral Music. She sings, plays piano, cello, guitar, ukulele, and a pretty mean recorder. Her rendition of “Hot Cross Buns” is something to write home about. She’s not really sure why she’s writing in third person, but hey, it works.

She grew up at Lafayette Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, Florida, spent many hours at the Presbyterian University Center at FSU, and is your regular died-in-the-wool Presbyterian. She is currently a member of  North Avenue Presbyterian Church in the heart of midtown Atlanta, GA. She sings as a staff singer in the choir, rings handbells, plays in the orchetstra, volunteers and works with the kids and youth, and is an active member of the Young Adult community there (#humansofnorthave).

For the next year, she is moving farther away from her southern roots than she has ever been. She’s a little worried she might have to ask people to ship her grits. For the next year, she is prepared to get down in the muck of community building, and to learn new things about herself, God, and the path He has for her. Through reading this blog, you can journey with her.

If you would like to donate to the Tucson Borderlands YAV, you can do so via Paypal (on the yav site linked below!) or mail a check to the address below. A good portion of the programs funding comes from donations, so every little bit helps! Checks can be made to Tucson Borderlands YAV.

400 E University
Tucson, AZ 85705
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