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Meet Rachel Custer

Rachel Custer

Name: Rachel Custer
Title: Admissions Counselor
Territory: Kansas City, Northwest Missouri and Kansas
Phone: (417) 328-1829
E-mail: rcuster@SBUniv.edu

Degree:
Bachelor in Youth Ministry

Alma Mater:
Southwest Baptist University, 2009

Years of Admissions Experience:
Two

Hometown:
Wichita, Kansas

Family:
My parents live in Wichita, Kansas, but I’ve also been “adopted” into many wonderful Bolivar families over the past few years.

Hobbies:
traveling, playing the piano, kayaking, cooking

Why did you choose to work for SBU? I loved being a student at SBU and have continued to reap the benefits of the education I received and the relationships I built here.  I chose to work for SBU because I was excited to help other students have that same opportunity.

Favorite thing to do in Bolivar: hang with the teenagers I’ve gotten to know through Bolivar K-Life—watching SBU basketball games, eating giant pancakes at Brenda’s, and having movie nights

Favorite college memory: There are so many!  Some favorites are cheering for intramural football games, playing with kids at an orphanage in Guatemala, giving a senior piano recital, and many spontaneous dorm adventures.

Tips for success in first year at SBU:  Challenge yourself to build some relationships and get involved in some things that are outside of your comfort zone.  College is your golden opportunity to figure out what kind of a person you are going to be and what direction your life is going to go…That’s a journey that’s worth a few risks!

What SBU means to me: SBU is the place where I grew to have a much deeper relationship with the Lord, He sharpened my vision for the direction of my life, and I was equipped to carry out that vision.

Favorite professional sports team: St. Louis Cardinals

What's on my iPod/What I’m listening to: A little of everything and a lot of country! My favorites are the Eli Young Band and Dierks Bentley.

Favorite book/book currently reading: All-time favorite, Pride and Prejudice; Currently reading Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist