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Youth in Mission presents Sunday evening concert with Rachel Kurtz

Posted May 7, 2008

Vocalist and musician Rachel Kurtz will perform in concert Sunday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Augustana Chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. LSTC's Youth in Mission Program for high school youth is sponsoring the public concert. The concert is free and open to the public. Groups may call 773-256-0725 to reserve seats.

As an artist Rachel is described as a singer/songwriter whose distinctive voice infuses her organic instrumentation to wash over and through the listener. Her subtle blend of style reveals folk pop sensibilities with a healthy dose of soul. Audiences across the country resonate with Rachel's music.

Originally from Cokato, Minn., Rachel now travels the country singing about faith, life, love and the gift of freedom in Jesus. Rachel has been involved with youth ministry for the past nine years. She loves to encourage students with her stories and to affirm their gifts. Rachel sings in a variety of venues, from coffee shops to colleges, pubs to house parties, youth weekends to churches. She has sung in both ELCA and LCMS national gatherings, synod events and has had the pleasure of singing in India and West Africa. Rachel hopes to continue traveling the world singing for the Lord.

Her four CDs are: For Crying Out Loud, Come Ye Sinners, Fault Line, and There is Beauty. Samples of her music and more information about her are available on

Youth in Mission was originally funded by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., for the purpose of encouraging young people to explore their gifts for ministry and to consider a profession of serving others through the church. Lilly continues to fund the YIM programs through a matching grant.


Heather Wallace
Program Coordinator, Youth In Mission


Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, forms visionary leaders who bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. It provides high-quality seminary and graduate education for women and men in a community that is global, multicultural, ecumenical, interfaith, and urban. LSTC faculty provides resources for the whole church through their research, writing, and workshops and presentations around the world. Graduates serve in every type of ministry setting as they work to realize the gospel vision of peace and justice.

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