Rachel Phelps


Rachel Phelps is a nurse and a volunteer with nursing students at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina.

NCF Vision

I have a passion for nursing students to understand the importance of their relationship with Christ while in nursing school. It’s common to get so wrapped up in the demands of nursing school that Christ often gets pushed to the back burner. God always makes time for his children, and it is important to keep focused on him, even with the demands of nursing school. As nurses we have the privilege to be the hands and feet of Jesus, so our growing in our relationship with him is imperative.

Nursing school is not easy. I graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University (NC) in 2013 and I remember the spiritual valleys I went through in nursing school. God taught me so many lessons through those difficult times. I want students to know they serve an amazing God and they can turn to him when times get tough.

During my four years at LRU, I was a member of the NCF Bible study and the InterVarsity chapter. In my senior year I was the leader for the Bible study. I tried to make our Bible studies a fun learning experience for the group. I loved getting close to students and encouraging them in their nursing studies and in their spiritual lives. I was also the president of the InterVarsity chapter on campus which grew from 3 to 25 students It is such a blessing to continue working with nursing students now as volunteer staff.

I hope that more nursing students can discover their foundation in Jesus so they can be effective nurses when they graduate. My desire as NCF staff is to help them along that kingdom-building road.


  • 2013 Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Lenoir Rhyne University (NC)
  • 2015 MSN in Administration

Professional Experience

  • RN in a cardiac care unit


I am a huge sports fan and a loyal follower of the University of Tennessee. My favorite sports are basketball, softball and football. I love traveling and going on new adventures. I'm actively involved in my church and working with the youth group.