Marie Putbrese

Hey! My name’s Marie. I’m a FOCUS missionary serving at Lindenwood University!

Where I serve

I’ve been serving at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri for the past five years. It’s been amazing to be here and walk with the students throughout their time in college. Leading Bible studies is one of my favorite parts about being a FOCUS missionary. It’s a huge gift to be with someone when they are encountering God for the first time! 

The first Bible study I led at Lindenwood

Our chaplain, Fr Eddie, taking photos with us

Our Lindenwood Dad came to Bible study!

My Story

 I studied theology at Benedictine College with the intention of going into ministry after I graduated.  While at Benedictine, I realized how formative college years are.  The choices students make in college project how they live after graduation. Many of these choices are made out of a feeling of loneliness or a desire to be loved. So often we forget that we are infinitely loved by Jesus Christ! I desire to help students encounter Jesus through love and prayer, just as I did during my time at Benedictine.

Your Impact

I wouldn’t be able to respond to my call without my team of mission partners. Through the love and support of my mission partners I have been given the courage to continue this mission.  I’ve also relied on their financial support.  If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will contact you. I’d be honored to have you on mission with me.

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