Rachel Frankl

Connections Director

Brief description of what you do at SCBC:
My husband and I started attending SCBC in 1992. I started working in the Children’s Department in 2014 and am currently working as the Connections Director. My job is to create a welcoming environment and help people get connected here at SCBC.

What was your first car?
I drove a 1975 forest green Volvo sedan. My parents told me it would break down if I drove faster than 55mph, and I believed them.

Where’s your favorite spot in Santa Cruz county?
I can’t just pick one – Niscene Marks and the benches at Capitola Beach

Favorite place to eat in Santa Cruz?
Cheap eats: Tacos Moreno – Night out: Bantam

What are your top 3 favorite movies?
Princess Bride and (do I dare admit this publicly??) Dumb and Dumber. The BBC version of Pride and Prejudice is also a fav.

What’s your hidden talent or a fun fact about you?
I went skydiving in college. I loved it, but it was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience

What was your first paying job?
I washed dishes at The Country Court Tearoom in Capitola.

Favorite food?
Ice Cream!

Favorite quote?
“The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.” – Tim Keller

I was born in Stockton and moved here when I was four.

Favorite book?
Do audio books count? If so, Les Miserables. If not, then The Miraculous Journey of Edward Toulane. It’s an amazing children’s chapter book, with a message for all ages.

What would your ideal day off look like?
A quiet morning with a cup of tea and a book, followed by hanging out and picnicking at a beautiful beach up the coast, then going out to dinner at Bantam and seeing a really good movie while munching on popcorn. In order for all of this to be ideal, it would have to include family and friends.