Rachel West Kramer is a Christian music artist and speaker with Hands of Love Ministry - a Central Illinois-based non-profit evangelistic outreach organization founded in 1998. Along with her active singing and speaking schedule, Rachel provides administrative support for much of the ministry's behind-the-scenes tasks. She also acts as programming coordinator and host for the ministry's popular RiverLife Gospel Music Cruises aboard "The Spirit of Peoria" Riverboat. Rachel sings and speaks throughout the Midwest and beyond for various concerts, retreats, women's conferences, prayer breakfasts and banquets. She also leads worship along with her husband at their home church, Grace Presbyterian, in Peoria, IL. She graduated from Bradley University in 1994 with a degree in vocal performance and during her college career, spent a summer on tour with the Continental singers. In 2003, Rachel traveled with the Grace Singers to Washington, DC in order to sing for the National Prayer Breakfast with President and First Lady Bush in attendance. She also sang with Larnelle Harris, Steve Green and Wintley Phipps in the modern oratorio entitled, "SAVIOUR." For the last five years, Rachel has led two area ongoing Bible studies. Her passion is to encourage women of all ages, backgrounds and denominations as they gather weekly to study the Word of God. The studies have been attended by upward to 100 women each semester with multiple studies branching off throughout the region. Rachel's heart for God's Word is evident as she shares of His redeeming and refining ways of making us more like Him for His glory. If your organization is interested in having Rachel for an event, please contact Hands of Love Ministry.