Katherine Stevenson

"That they may know that You sent Me, and have loved them
even as You have loved Me." -John 17:23

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Where I serve

With 7,000 students and 200 inches of snow, I couldn't be more excited to return to serve my third year of mission at Michigan Technological University on the Upper Peninsula. As the Team Director, I'll mentor five other teammates in prayer, leading bible studies and working with student leaders as we seek to make students feel seen, known and loved. And we'll probably consume copious amounts of donuts and pasties while doing it.

Team Tech 2022-2023: Natalie, Kam, myself, Matt, Anna and Adriane

My Story

I've always been a nerd, and it was because I was attracted to the intellectual teachings of the Church that I got involved in a bible study at my college's Newman center. While I was curious about the faith, I was more interested in being successful in the eyes of the world, both professionally and personally. Professionally, it meant being a great journalist. Personally, it meant pursuing a romantic relationship. 

I spent hours praying about these two things over the first few months of my sophomore year. While sitting in the chapel one day, wrestling with Jesus over His will, I felt Him whisper these words over me: "You ravish my heart, my sister, my bride, you ravish my heart with a glance of your eyes." (Song 4:8) In that instant, what I'd always known in my head I now knew intimately in my heart—God loves me and desires to know me simply because I am His beloved daughter. I'd thought I needed to pray about human love and acceptance, but it was my eternal Father's love and acceptance that overwhelmed me instead.

It took a year of prayer and mentoring by a FOCUS missionary before I became convinced that there was something more to this great love I felt, that the life-transforming news of Jesus Christ demands a response. Since I know His love, I am compelled to share it with all I meet. It is for this reason we were created, whether our mission field is overseas, the college campus or our own families.

Your Impact

One of the things I love about being a missionary is partnering with others to bring the Gospel to campuses. I've said yes to fundraising 100% of my salary so that I can be radically available to the souls that have been entrusted to me. Friends, family and strangers are being asked to join my spiritual and financial support team, so that they too can receive the grace of Jesus as we build His kingdom together. When Mary of Bethany anoints the feet of Jesus with expensive perfume in John 12, He does not rebuke her for wasting her financial resources. Instead, He affirms her for the contribution to His ministry of saving souls. I would be honored to have you join me on that same mission. Feel free to reach out so we can set up a time to chat: [email protected]

God bless!

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …