Rachel Brownson is a writer and hospital chaplain who grew up on the shore of Lake Michigan and now lives and works in southeast Michigan. She graduated from Hope College with a BA in classical languages and went on to earn her MDiv from Western Theological Seminary. She is a board certified chaplain ordained in the Reformed Church in America.

Rachel received her MFA in poetry from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in 2014. She was a fellow at the 2017 Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, and her work can be found in Nimrod, Four Way Review, The Volta, The Collagist, The Toast, Shadowgraph Quarterlyand The Christian Century. She is a member of Rabble Collective.