Hunter is from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. At the age of 12 he asked Christ into his life during the Christmas play at his hometown church. At first Hunter did not want to be baptized, but within two weeks the transforming work of the Holy Spirit changed his heart and he wanted to make public the change in his life.
While in graduate school Hunter met his wife-to-be, Heather. They were married in 2007 and lived in Indianapolis until moving to Abu Dhabi in 2014. They have two young boys, Graham and Griffin. Hunter works as a data analyst for an investment company.
The Rackleys have been attending New Life Church since the beginning of 2015. Hunter has been serving as deacon of the Missions Team and Heather has been leading the Communications Team, both since the fall of 2015. Heather also teaches in the children’s ministry and Hunter has had the opportunity to preach a couple of times.