Each month, we are going to take time to get to know one member of our church just a little bit better. We hope this short interview allows us to lean-in to help us know one another better and grow together as a body of believers.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family.
My name is Rachel Madden, and I live with my mother and step father, Caryn and Daniel Pruet, along with my two younger brother Matthew (15) and John (9). I love them all more than words can say. My mom has homeschooled me and my brothers ever since I was in the 2nd grade, and it has played an immense role in the person I’ve become. I’ve grown so much, not just academically but in every aspect of my life. It has built a bond between me and my mom that few other things could. She and Daniel are my rock, and I can’t imagine life without them.
I love the outdoors. I love hiking and being out on the water. I love animals and learning instruments. I am currently learning piano, but I've done a little bit of everything (piano, violin, guitar). I love to travel and spend time with family, and I am always eager to try something new.
Where are you going to college? Do you know what you will major it?
This fall I will be attending Mississippi State University, and I am planning to major in Elementary Education, which I am very excited about.
Can you share one way that God has been faithful to you recently or something He is teaching you?
One area where God has really just led the way for me recently is through finding a roommate. This was a very stressful task for me. I didn’t feel like the right girl was being placed in my path, and time was running out fast. But, true to His timing, He connected me with someone three days before the deadline. She seems like a great girl, and we are both eager to be a part of the RUF ministry together this fall. God is good!
Do you have a special or particular memory from your years at Trinity?
I have so many special memories at Trinity. I’ve grown up with my friends at Trinity, my mom and step-dad got married at Trinity, but it’s the feeling I get when I’ve been away that means the most to me. Trinity feels like home to me because of all the special people that are there.
Is there any way that we as a church can pray for you?
Pray for me to have God’s wisdom and strength as I begin this transitional time in my life and for new and growing relationships as I begin choosing them for myself.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance of winning a medal for?
Memorizing things put to song or Disney trivia!
What are some small things that make your day better?
Spending time with the ones I love.
Who is your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
I love Broadway music.
What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
Hand washing dishes has always been kind of soothing to me.
What’s your favorite genre of book or movie?
What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
Trujillo, Peru on a mission trip when I was 14.
What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
Through an internship at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, I know how to identify several different marine life species and various facts about them.
What do you like most about your family?
We love to travel together and I love our ability to laugh with/at each other.
Name three things you are loving.
Family, friends, and my pets.
What are you reading or have you recently read?
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling and Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst