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Marlene Maria MacKenzie is a woman who loves and cherishes the faithfulness of God.  One of her favourite     song is “He is  Faithful...Faithful to Me,” by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.  And favourite scripture verses are “what the enemy meant for bad, God turned it around for good” and “for I know the plans I have for you...plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future.

Next to being a Woman of God, she is extremely grateful for her calling as a Wife to her best friend and steadfast Tom MacKenzie and Mom to a handsome and vivacious son.

Marlene was born in a Christian family of 6 children to Aston and Clarice Jones.  As she grew, her energetic personality guided her to achieving Hula Hoop and Speech Championships. In addition, Marlene’s competitive spirit lead basketball and volleyball teams in challenging games. Today she still apply such energy as an Assistant Soccer Coach, to play basketball and tobogganing.  When possible she can be found on the golf course.

She graduated from the University of Toronto in the field of Risk Management and Insurance after which her calling and destiny guided her towards a Bachelor in Theology and certification in Marriage Counselling. Her strong passion for Single Adults influenced her to become Director at Kennedy Road Tabernacle Church in 1997.  Five years later, she commenced DivorceCare Recovery Program for Adults and Children who experienced the sting of separation and divorce.
Among her many noteworthy titles and positions, in 2004, Marlene became Co-Founder for Plan and Prepare www.planandprepare.org a 10-week Enrichment Seminar designed to prepare Single Adults to choose wisely. Marlene believes a Happy marriage is no accident.  Secret to success in any endeavour is planning and preparing.  Finding a partner and having a happy marriage cannot be left to chance.  As many of us spent years in school receiving an education that will prepare us for success in our chosen career/profession, we should be just as careful about planning for success in marriage.  Through Plan and Prepare, more than 50 couples have celebrated beautiful wedding days and are enjoying marital bliss.

In May 2008, Marlene organized the first ever “Singlesfest” held at the Crossroads Centre where Single Adults’ Spirit, Soul and Body were beautifully touched by the hands of God.  This Annual Conference is designed to honour, pamper and motivate Single Adults. Her vision is for Single Adults to be infused with God’s beautiful love, His miraculous Power of restoration and to celebrate beautiful marriages.   Marlene also host “Queen for a Day.”  A special bi-annual event designed for Single Moms.

Through her journey of overcoming broken relationships, she has shared hope with many who are suffering from the pain of a broken heart.  She has been featured at Single Adult and Women’s Conferences.  She has been heard on the Missions’ field in Ukraine, Armenia and India.  Marlene has frequently hosted CTS Nite Lite Program and has been a guest on Joy 1250 and WDCX with Neil Boran and Keri Cardinale. 

The Fashion runway has been no stranger to Marlene.  Marlene has held professional careers such as Sales Manager, Property Manager, Risk Management, Real Estate Agent, Trainer and she currently holds an Installed Sales Manager position at Lowe’s Canada.  In addition she is an accomplished Toast Masters Graduate and previously sat on the Board of Director for Encore Thrift Store. She presently sits on the Executive Board for John Knox Christian School.

Marlene possesses a unique ability to recognize gifts and talents in many as she counsels, encourage and motivate many to reach their potential.  With great humility she draws them to believe in the transforming power of God and to remember He has a plan for their lives.  
Marlene Maria MacKenzie, resides in Brampton, Ontario and loves the Lord with her whole heart.

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