The Rev. Rachel Eskite is excited to be called into ministry with the people of St. Peter’s! She and her husband Colin (and their dog Myra) are happy to be returning to the Mid-Atlantic area; it’s a homecoming for them. Rachel was born in Baltimore but grew up in the Richmond, Virginia area. She returned to Maryland to attend Hood College in Frederick, where she met Colin (in a Jane Austen class). After graduation, she worked at a crisis and suicide hotline while taking graduate classes, and later became a certified yoga instructor. It was during this time when she began to discern a call to ordained ministry. After not finding a church home in Frederick, she found her home base in a small parish in Mechanicsville, Virginia. She attended seminary at the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Rachel is a runner, and especially enjoys long-distance running and marathon training. She enjoys exploring new areas with her husband, learning about the history of places, listening to stories, and drinking coffee. She also enjoys being creative, playing puzzle games, and learning new things.

As our assistant rector, Rachel looks forward to her time together with the people of St. Peter’s, worshipping, seeking and serving God in the world and in one another. She is grateful to be called to a place where she can be her authentic self and develop her “priestcraft” in such a vibrant and caring community. She views her time here as a journey that will be an adventure, and is certain that as a community we will learn and grow together and become better versions of ourselves by being in relationship with one another.