President, Look for the Blessing Ministries
Mary Kay is from the Washington, DC area and has resided in Sioux Falls, SD since 2010. Active in ministry since her youth, she has been a cantor and a speaker, led praise and worship and small groups, worked with youth, and prays with others as a ministry. She has been a leader in retreats such as Youth Encounter with Christ and College Encounter with Christ, and was the Student Campus Minister at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She has a BA in Special Education with a music minor. Her many life experiences of difficulties and blessings, including an abusive first marriage, miracle healing of an illness, and exposure to mental health/addiction best practices, have, through the power of the Holy Spirit, given her an understanding ear. In the past, she served on the board of The Arlington County Temporary Shelter for Battered Women in VA, the Patient and Family Centered Care Council for Avera Behavior Health, and the Avera Zero Suicide Committee. Currently, in support of pro-life, she is on the Board of Directors for Bethany Christian Services and she is a leader in women’s ministry at St. Michael Parish as well. Her public speaking includes many types of organizations and ministries such as the 125th Anniversary of the Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese, Avera Health Women in Medicine Retreat, Magnificat Prayer Group – Sioux Falls, Parish Missions, St. John’s Parish – Melbourne AU, youth and adult retreats, addressing victims of violence, and many more. Praying with and encouraging others in knowing just how big God is, is her passion. She founded look for the Blessing Ministries in 2016. She and her husband Mike, a systematic theologian, are the parents of five children, ages 18–32.