Born in New York City, Rachel grew up in northeast New Jersey studying piano, orchestra, choir and musical theater. A graduate from the University of the Philippines College of Music, majoring in Music Composition, she has over 25 years of experience as a performer, specializing in pop/rock, jazz, r&b, and Latin music on keys & vocals. She is Founder, Co-Owner & Executive Director of Musicians Peer Support - a community of creatives sharing resources, information & experiences to uplift and empower the indie artist community.
In 2009, Rachel, together with her husband EJ Delgado (Blue Man Group), formed the indie rock band, Earth Rising. All songs are composed, arranged, recorded and produced by both Rachel and EJ and features Rachel on vocals and wurlitzer, with EJ on guitar and bass. Their self-titled debut album includes original songs highlighted by Blue Man Group drummers Todd Waetzig, Jordan Cohen & Vince Verderame. The album is co-produced and mixed by Thaddeus Corea, and mastered by Grammy Award-winning master engineer Dave Cooley of Elysian Masters.
Prior to becoming Music Director at Journey, Rachel served for 13 years at University United Methodist Church, first as a pianist, then as Music Director of Contemporary Music.
Skills: Vocals, Keyboards/Piano, Accordion, Music Direction, Composition, Orchestration & Vocal Arrangement; Proficiency in music performance of all genres & styles; DAW & Audio/Sound Production; Music Ministry; Music Education & Private Instruction
Children and Youth Ministry Director
Debbie is building our children's ministry and coordinating our youth ministry, in conjunction with our volunteers. Debbie is a recently retired elementary school teacher with years of experience and love to offer children. She is looking forward to building a meaningful ministry that will enrich children's lives and assist their families.
Ann has worked as a secretary/administrative assistant within the United Methodist church for over 17 years Her first job as a church secretary was working with Pastor Michael Higgs in 2003. She has lived in Las Vegas for 35 years and grew up in Northern Colorado. Ann enjoys spending time with family, participating in Bible studies, and watching the Hallmark channel. She is married to Tom and has two adult daughters, April, married to Jon with granddaughter Sofia, who live in Colorado; and Holly, who lives and works in Las Vegas.