Wayne McKenney

March 4th, 2022

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and my family to you. As you know, we will be joining you in ministry beginning July 1st. We have had the pleasure of meeting some of you via zoom already.

I grew up on a small farm in the Petoskey area and was a member of the Epsilon United Methodist Church. I earned my bachelor's degree from CMU and worked as an automation technician for seven years before entering full time ministry. Sally and I were married in 1993 and began pursuing full time ministry.

I was appointed to the Chase-Barton and Grant Center UMCs in July of 1995. While serving this charge, I attended Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary where I received my Master of Divinity Degree. I have also served the Webberville UMC, Boyne City and Boyne Falls UMCs and most recently, LifeSpring, Lawton St. Paul's and Lawrence UMC's.

Sally received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Grand Valley University and currently works as a special education teacher at Evert Public Schools. She has her master's degree in special education focusing on autism disorder.

Sally and I have two adult children.  Our daughter Michelle is a stay at home mom and Elementary Teacher along with her husband Adam Keenan, a software engineer and our son John and his wife Elizabeth live. John is a science teacher at Lakewood Middle School and Elizabeth  finished her master's degree in writing.

We have one granddaughter Saoirse (Sir-sha) Keenan, and a grand puppy, Chai.

Sally and I love being in ministry with you at Mecosta New Hope.

Blessings to you all.

Pastor Wayne & Sally McKenney