Meet Renee


Renee is a mom of three, living in West Michigan. She has a Bachelor’s of Psychology from Calvin University and worked in social work before having the opportunity to stay home for several years. Currently, she is working on a ministry degree by taking seminary classes. Through all the changes of life, she’s never been able to shake the passion she has for God’s Word, women’s ministry, and discipling others to know the deep love of her Savior God.

Besides her family, Renee’s favorite things in life are hikes on the sand dunes, working out in the garden, and lounging in the sunshine with a good book. Having two energetic boys, coffee is a lifeline. It’s common knowledge around her household that Renee’s love language is coffee- or a fancy latte works too!

So what’s with the name?

The Priscilla Initiative comes from the Bible character, Priscilla, from the book of Acts. She is a woman of God who works alongside Paul and disciples others. My favorite line is this: “When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately” (Acts 18:26).

Discipleship has been at the core of my ministry heartbeat for some time, so it only seemed fitting that the ministry be named after a female leader who discipled others into better knowing their God.