MaKenzie is a Grand Haven native who recently graduated from Central Michigan University with her degree in Music and a minor in Psychology. MaKenzie has been involved in her church’s youth groups for many years. Participating as a student, being a small group leader, or even coordinating youth group nights, MaKenzie always found a way to stay active in her church.
MaKenzie is a huge advocate for mental health and has found that faith is the most vital foundation to improving mental health. The story of her battle with mental illness, how her faith saved her, and her passion for helping others are what called her to work with First Priority. Understanding what some of our students are struggling with makes her a powerful resource for us as she can reach the youth on a level that most cannot. She creates strong and personal connections, shares her faith in a relatable way, and calls others to the Lord no matter what they may be going through.