Collene grew up in Rochester, NY. While at Houghton College, she felt the call to career ministry. She was ordained with the Free Methodist Church in 2000, the same year she came to Monacrest. From 2000-2017, she served as youth, small group and associate pastor. On June 4, 2017, Collene became the lead pastor of Monacrest. Collene and her husband, Dirk, have two children: Alexa is a freshman at Roberts Wesleyan College and Max is a junior at Central Valley.