Mary Sutarik

Hey! My name's Mary. I'm glad you're here!

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Where I serve

This year, God has called me to serve at Grand Valley State University! GO LAKERS!

 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

Entering college, I knew my faith was important, but my foundation was weak. I quickly found myself indulging in the comforts of the world and the false promises that came with it. 

In December 2017, a friend invited me on a FOCUS retreat. Through the healing power of Confession and Eucharistic Adoration, I was convicted that my life had to change. It was during this retreat where I felt called to be a missionary! The Lord knew I needed to experience an “earthquake” in order to change. 

Since that day in 2017, the Lord has led me on mission to many places and to many people, filling my life with joy and courage! Throughout the years I have strengthened my faith foundation by cultivating authentic friendships, realizing my identity as a daughter of God and growing a deeper understanding of the Church. As a result, I am beyond zealous to bring souls closer to the Holy Family one smile and sacrament at a time! 

May Mother Mary lead us closer to her son each and every day. :)   

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. Know that I'm praying for you!

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 …