Ms. Nicole McKenna
In 2000, I was called to Pastor and shortly after began my lifelong journey of serving children and families. Whether it was in Sunday school or as a youth or young adults leader in church or on the mission field I found the greatest joy while serving my church and my community. In 2005 the Lord called me to start my first Christian Academy which, He grew into 4 locations with hundreds of children and many wonderful team members over the next 12 years. In 2015, the Lord allowed us to begin to serve over 60 families from Central Africa speaking more than five languages within our ministry.
In 2017, my children and I were called to Central Florida where we worked with a massive community of refugee families meeting a plethora of diverse needs both in and out of the home. During this time, I was also able to work on staff PT with a wonderful multi-site church near Orlando that hosted the largest VBS in Central Florida with over 600 children and 250 youth and adult volunteers.
In November 2020, God called us to Greater Cincinnati to serve in full-time ministry/church planting. Early 2021, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Education with a minor in Biblical and Theological Studies from Regent University and I am currently in seminary on-line earning my Master of Divinity (M. Div.) degree in church leadership and church planting. I am honored and humbled that my children and I were led to Church of the Resurrection to serve as Funds Development Specialist.
I feel called to serve in this current role as God has imparted over two decades of real-life, hands-on practical opportunities with grant writing, fund raising and personal entrepreneurial experience. I am a visionary, innovative and resilient leader who is not afraid to take risks and venture outside of the box, to explore possibilities and new levels.