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

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Where I serve

Nestled into the center of Missouri, I serve in Columbia, MO which serves three campuses - Columbia College, Stephens College, and the University of Missouri. Mizzou charms you with all four seasons, SEC football in the Midwest, large and active Greek life, and the best ice cream around.

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, that 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 two years. Below are a few of the women that I have invested in that each lead their own bible studies to share the Gospel!

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, 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 …