Scripture calls all of us to serve like Christ. Mark 10:45: “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Deacons are designed to serve as they care for the physical and spiritual needs of the church. As a deacon, please feel free to contact me regarding physical and/or emotional needs. I am called to serve others needs in tangible ways (e.g., housing needs, transportation, paying housing related expenses, visiting the sick, etc…). As a current psychologist, I am well aware of the connection between one’s physical and emotional needs. 

About JOHN

I recently retired from working at the Veterans Administration Clinic in Green Bay (for 5 years). Prior to this, I worked for the Federal Prison system for 22 years. I am currently doing online counseling part-time. I’ve been married to Jackie McKenzie for over 30 years and we have three grown children, one married and no grand kids yet….(but hoping). My oldest is a missionary in Africa, second oldest is an engineer,, and my youngest is taking classes at the local community college.

Fun Facts:

What do you do in your free time?

  • As for hobbies, I love sports and nature. Anything outdoors including road and mountain biking, kayaking, triathlons, and trail running. I also enjoy reading, playing cards, and word games. I also like walking with my wife in the mornings and occasional bike rides together. 

What is your favorite Bible Verse?

  • Lamentations 3:22: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

What is something unique that you've learned?

  • While in college, I learned to juggle (crazy things like machetes, flaming sticks, and bowling balls). I used my juggling to share the gospel on the streets of Chicago.