Marie Krueger

My name is Marie, and I am the Director of Development here at the Mission. I love working here and am passionate about what I do and being of service to other people. I am a single mother to two grown sons and try to spend time with them whenever possible.

What do you do at the Mission?
I develop, schedule, and maintain business/corporate partnerships for the Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission. I write grant proposals for funding to support and expand our programs. I am also an assistant “house mom” of the program women.


Tell us about yourself.
Working at the Mission has been a huge blessing in my life. By helping other people, I find purpose and delight in my own life. I believe it’s important to find joy in the small things that come our way.


How did you end up at the Mission?
I like to say that I just landed here. The truth is God picked me up and placed me exactly where I needed to be at the time.


What is one thing about you that surprises people?
I’m fairly soft-spoken and have a sense of humor that takes people by surprise when they get to know me.


What hobbies do you have?
Gardening and reading.


What is your favorite movie or television show?
I am not one to watch TV much, but when I do I enjoy news, old movies or a good documentary.


What is the best criticism you have ever received?
That my self-worth and value is not dependent upon my performance.


What do you consider your biggest success?
Discovering and learning to become a Godly woman of integrity.


What is the most influential book you’ve read besides the Bible?
I am an avid reader – so I’m afraid I couldn’t just pick one book. Books have greatly influenced and enhanced my life since I was a small child.


Who has most impacted you on your spiritual walk?
It really has been a collective effort with every single staff member here at the Mission.


How did you come to know Christ?
I was a miserable mess and didn’t know where to turn anymore. God brought me to the Mission and through the gentle care and education I received, I learned how to develop a relationship with Him and His son, Jesus Christ.


Which biblical character do you identify with the most?
Priscilla – She was a married woman who was also independent and devout in her love for Christ, but was also a mover and shaker in her own right.


What is your favorite memory at the Mission?
Being a part of watching the transformation of people’s lives. It is fantastic to see people heal and recover, create new relationships in their life and re-establish broken ones.


What do you like most about being part of the Mission team?
I get to give back what was so freely given to me. I have the opportunity to share the same knowledge, love, grace and mercy with those that come from the same place I did.


Why the Gospel Mission?
This place is the “city on the hill” shining God’s light and love to our community.
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