Welcome MacKenzie Griffin

News | March 21, 2024

St. Paul welcomes MacKenzie Griffin as the new administrative assistant. She takes the lead in producing Connections, St. Paul’s weekly newsletter, and worship bulletins, as well as coordination of funerals, weddings, baptisms, and more. She began her role in mid-January.

Tell us about you and your family.
I grew up in and around the Quad Cities area. Growing up I played tennis and volleyball and was also involved in band and choir. In college, I played rugby for a few years. I met my husband Kyle at Western Illinois University. We later moved to Loveland, Colorado, where we stayed for 13 years, to start a family. We had our two oldest kids while in Colorado. During my time there I worked as an interior designer.

Our family moved back to the Quad Cities and started a family home inspection business. My husband Kyle and I still manage the business. I am commercially licensed to conduct radon testing. After returning to the area, we added our youngest child to the family.

What makes you, you?  
More than anything, I am a mom. We have three children. Two are away at college. Our oldest attends school in Denver and is studying to be a journalist. Our middle attends the University of Iowa and is pursuing her passion to be an arts educator. Our middle schooler is an exceptionally talented pianist. I often take in my kids’ friends and give unsolicited advice.
We have always had Sunday hiking days since the kids were babies. When living in Colorado, it was our tradition to finish these family hikes with cherry juice from the cherry store. We don’t do that every Sunday now that the kids are spread out but that’s what we do when we’re all together. We also love to see live music. You’ll often find us at outdoor shows.

What intrigues you about St. Paul?  
I am intrigued by St. Paul because it isn’t like any church I have ever experienced. The genuine openness and warmth from everyone on the team here is so amazing.

What are you passionate about?  
My passions are all about my huge family. I have three sisters, two brothers, and four parents with 22 nieces and nephews and ten grand-nieces and nephews. Nearly all of us get together every year as a big family. My motto with my kids is that I’m raising adults and I want them to be happy, healthy, and secure. You can’t have happiness and health without security.

One comment on “Welcome MacKenzie Griffin”

  • Deb Lamp

    March 23, 2024 at 7:09 pm

    Welcome! We are so happy to have you and your family with us here at St Paul! Welcome

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