Dr. MaryJo Burchard – Former Nondenominational Missionary
Dr. MaryJo Burchard came from a long line of missionaries and pastors, and she was inspired through their witness to want to follow Christ wherever He called her. She was serving as a missionary in Okinawa with YWAM when she met her husband, and the two went into ministry together. However, divisions in Christianity bothered her, so she began working a doctorate in Ecclesiastical Leadership from Regent University. That line of study caused her to look at historic Church leaders like Benedict of Nursia and Francis of Assisi, and to realize that she didn’t have to constantly reinvent “church,” but rather, join The Church.