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 serving 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 myself to others, in sharing love and 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, because our hearts can only be fulfilled by God. 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 as I served at Mizzou, and now as I oversee many more across Minnesota and Missouri.  With my husband, Tim, we strive to make our family a welcoming home for missionaries as they serve on college campuses through friendship, fasting, and prayer for Christ to reign in their and their student’s hearts.

Below are the campuses I serve during the ’23-’24 school year:

  • Bemidji State University
  • University Minnesota – Duluth
  • Winona State University
  • University of Minnesota State – Mankato
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri – Science and Tech
  • Lindenwood University

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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 call or text me at (210)863-9791 and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.

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