Rachel Young

Rachel Young

Assistant Director

I came to Mary’s Song in 2011. Being a product of a broken home laden with drug addiction and mental illness I followed in the footsteps of my parents and endured a twenty-five year bout with mental illness that led to drug addiction and a suicide attempt that nearly took my life. In December 2011, I was arrested and led to Mary’s Song where I encountered the love of Christ which broke the chains of mental illness and addiction off of my life. Since then I have completed the program, was asked to join the staff and now I am the Assistant Director. In 2018, I received my Associates Degree in Biblical Studies and became a licensed minister. I have also had the pleasure of becoming a minister to the women at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. In Christ, I have been healed and restored and in response to His great love for me it is my great joy to be able to share that love with other women just like myself and encourage them to partake of the newness of life offered to them in Christ.

Listen to my testimony: I cried to God in my distress
and He answered me. He freed me from all my fears!
Gaze upon Him, join your life with His, and joy will come.
Your faces will glisten with glory.
You’ll never wear that shame-face again.
When I had nothing, desperate and defeated,
I cried out to the Lord and He heard me,
bringing His miracle-deliverance when I needed it most.
The angel of the Lord stooped down to listen as I prayed,
encircling me, empowering me, and showing me how to escape.
He will do this for everyone who fears God.
Drink deeply of the pleasures of this God.
Experience for yourself the joyous mercies He gives
to all who turn to hide themselves in Him.
Psalm 34:4-8 TPT