McKenna Kukla

“I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.” -Pope Francis

Where I serve

After serving for four years on campus at the University of Missouri, I am moving to Denver at FOCUS’s support center where I will serve as a Regional Director for the North Area. In this role, I get to form, coach, and support the team directors and missionaries on campus who lead bible studies and discipleships. I will get to be in a sense a missionary to the missionaries!

My Story

“The primary reason for evangelizing is the love of Jesus which we have received, the experience of salvation which urges us to an ever greater love of him. What kind of love would not feel the need to speak of the beloved, to point him out, to make him known? “-Pope Francis 

As a missionary, I have experienced and tasted for myself that in giving ourselves to others, in sharing of love the truth of the Gospel, my own heart becomes more and more transformed to Love Himself. Jesus Christ changed my life through a series of encounters during my time at Texas A&M University as a student. I was a “successful” student with high grades, solid leadership opportunities, and a good network of friends, but it never seemed to be enough for me. Our hearts long for an infinite love that only God can give, and so He does through the giving of His own Son Jesus Christ for us to receive and believe in to be brought into union with Him again. This is the gospel that God has spurred me on to share through the investment of college students. I’ve been constantly amazed by the different souls I’ve encountered on campus at Mizzou over the past four years. Below are a few of the women that I invested in, two of whom became FOCUS missionaries through their experience! 

Now as a regional director I will strategize with my teammates to help the missionaries more competent and confident in their roles to share the gospel with all the students they build relationships with.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.

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