For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. [O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!]
Minister for Women
Campus: All Campuses
- Administrative Assistants: Tracy Cornish (612-455-0800 x806) North; Pam Larson (612-338-7653 x472) Downtown; Ruth Chavis (612-746-2650 x654)
Mary was raised in a religious home in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but had never heard a clear gospel message until the age of 24 (1977) while attending a women’s Bible study at Ft. Riley, Kansas. Upon receiving Christ, God placed in her heart a hunger and love for his Word and gave her many opportunities to study the Word as a young mother, raising her family.
Mary began teaching Precept Bible studies in 1984 and has been active in Women’s Ministries in churches all over the United States. She desires to equip women to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. She encourages women to embrace the great assurance and hope of their identity in Jesus Christ and to claim and enjoy satisfaction in him. Mary has a passion to teach women how to study the Word of God for themselves and to equip them to use the gifts God has given them for the work of ministry.
Mary is married to Jack, Pastor for Covenant Member Care, at Bethlehem. They have two grown sons: Josh, married to Maria, and living in Austin, Texas; and Jacob, living in Minneapolis. They are the proud grandparents of Caden and Chase, Josh & Maria's sons.