Racquel is a wife, mother, educator and, most importantly, a follower of Jesus Christ. She earned her Bachelors of Arts and Education from Redeemer University College and from there she went on to serve as a children’s pastor in Toronto, Ontario and pursue her career in education. Racquel is the founder of “Empower & Equip”. This mission of this ministry initiative is to move our “village” of faith into action by challenging and empowering churches and parents with the tools that they need to be the loudest and most influential voices in the lives of our children and youth. With over 20 years of experience and her deep passion for children and families, Racquel has become known for her captivating speaking style that is infused with humour, dynamic storytelling and her ability to boldly challenge her audience to reflect and commit to change. Whether she is speaking at conferences, partnering with a church community or hosting workshops with parents, her goal is simple: to empower and equip God’s people with the tools required to help our children know, love, and serve Jesus Christ.