Mary Burke

Hey! My name’s Mary. I’m a FOCUS missionary.

Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students. You’ll typically find me hanging out at the university cafe, the Newman Center, or high-fiving people around campus. I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life — I think you should hear it sometime! Come find me and I’d love to share it with you. 🙂

My Story

My life was transformed by Jesus Christ during my time in college and my desire is to do that for other students. During my freshman year of college I was pulled into the secular culture and as a consequence my relationship with Christ suffered immensely. I knew from the shame, sadness, and pain that I could not continue living this way. Through God s grace I was able to leave behind the damaging ways of the classic college culture and turn back to Christ. Life with Him is the most beautiful, fun, and exciting adventure and I cannot wait to share that way of life with students on campus. 

Your Impact

When I decided to serve with FOCUS I made the decision to rely completely on the provision of Christ through the generosity of others to support my mission. It is a blessing and an honor to be able to share in this mission with my mission partners. If you are interested in partnering with me in this please let me know the best way to contact you and I will reach out to you to schedule an appointment. Thank you so much! 

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