Keisha E. McKenzie, PhD, is a communications consultant and program director of Believe Out Loud, which empowers LGBTQIA Christians and allies to work for justice. The leading digital platform in Christian faith and LGBTQIA advocacy, Believe Out Loud is a program of Intersections International and a ministry of the Collegiate Churches of New York (dual-affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and the United Church of Christ).
Born to Jamaican parents in the UK, Keisha studied at Northern Caribbean University. Keisha later completed graduate degrees in technical communication and rhetoric, and founded McKenzie Consulting Group, a communication, strategy, and social good firm.
Keisha has served on the board of Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International, the peer support group for current and former LGBTQIA Seventh-day Adventists and allies, participates in Adventist congregations in Maryland and New York and appears in the dialogue film on faith, gender, and sexuality in theologically conservative traditions, Enough Room at the Table.
Keisha now lives in Maryland and Harlem, New York City.
(This biographical statement provided by Keisha McKenzie.)
Biography Date: August 2017
Seventh Day Adventist | Believe Out Loud | Kinship (Seventh Day Adventists) | Activist (church change) | African American