Ray Schenk

In 2013, I left my family in Ottawa and found a second family at Lakeside. Through programs like The Common (Lakeside’s Young Adults), I quickly fell in love with Lakeside and its mission of love for God’s people.

Working with youth has a very special place in my heart, because I remember how much of an influence my own youth leaders had on me as a teenager, and also how difficult it was navigating the years between childhood and adulthood. Psalm 23 has really influenced that journey, as I continue to be reminded that God is present through whatever trials have come.

I am currently in the process of completing my Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Guelph, with the hope of continuing my education and working with youth in a more clinical setting in psychotherapy. I love spending time with my fiancé, Billy, and can’t wait to marry him this summer. In my spare time, you can usually find me Netflixing or immersed in a good book.