KenzieHackelbergHeadMackenzie “Kenzie” Hackelberg of Fort Wayne, Indiana has been named young adult coordinator for SEND North America (SEND), a ministry initiative of Church Doctor Ministries. SEND is a hands-on leadership, mission, and ministry training experience for young adults, ages 18-29. SEND equips and sends young adults to make a difference in the world.

“We’re enthused to add Kenzie to the SEND team,” said Tracee Swank, leader of Church Doctor Ministries. “She brings a passion for involving young adults in local churches and has solid marketing credentials to help SEND grow,” Swank added.

In this role, Hackelberg will expand the SEND movement by identifying young adults with the gift of leadership to participate in the 10-month SEND experience. She will work with churches, pastors, Christian educational institutions, ministry leaders, and others to reach young adults who are seeking to act on God’s calling for their lives.

SEND graduates have gone on to become church planters, ministry staff team leaders, Christian teachers, camp counselors, missionaries, and marketplace leaders.

Hackelberg graduated from Adrian College in Michigan with a B.A. in Arts Management. She recently served as director of music and student ministries at First Christian Church in Traverse City, Michigan. She has held several positions in marketing, sales and customer service.

“One of life’s biggest questions is, what is my purpose in life?,” Hackelberg said. She continued,”I am so excited to be a part of the SEND team because SEND is all about answering that question, but with a twist! Instead SEND challenges young adults to ask and discover, what is my purpose in Christ? I am passionate about helping young adults like me deepen their faith, discover who God is calling them to be, and find out what it means to live life as a follower of Jesus!”

Anyone interested in knowing more about SEND is welcome to contact Hackelberg at or 1-800-626-8515, or visit

SEND North America Young Adults are 10 months away from becoming trained missionaries and helping you reach young adults in your church. Contact us to learn more.

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