Christy Knetsch

Executive Director, New City Kids: Grand Rapids

Christy has been called by God to inspire teens to know that in Christ, their past does not have to determine their future. Each day she lives this out as New City’s Grand Rapids Site Director. Originally from the Pittsburgh area, Christy joined the staff after 18 years in youth ministry and social work, equipping urban teens and their leaders to be agents of reconciliation. A graduate of Calvin College with a Master’s in Organizational and Ministry Leadership from the Grand Rapids Theological Seminary’s Urban Cohort Program, she is passionate about Christ centered leadership development, racial reconciliation and empowering teens to achieve the dream of higher education.