Makayla grew up in California but lived in seven states and five countries. She graduated from LU in 2021 with her undergrad in Theology and Creative Writing; she is also continuing her education at LU. As Director of Student Ministries, Makayla is staying in the family business as both of her parents have been pastors and missionaries well before she was born. She began her solo ministry at eleven to bring the Gospel to all who needed to hear it. With her entire foundation and experience in ministry, she desires to provide a Biblical foundation for the students of Timberlake while creating deep and personal connections with each individual…and, of course, providing some fun! Makayla also had the unique experience of working with The Walt Disney Company, where she was a Skipper on The Jungle Cruise. Makayla is an ENTP whose love language is dark-roast coffee, “Who done it” movies, and classical literature. She is also the self-proclaimed “Crunchy Youth Director,” as she is passionate about teaching to an individual’s unique learning style, homemaking within the church walls, and utilizing all that God gives us to live a holistic, healthy life.