The great grand-daughter of a headhunter, the Gospel message came to her tribe in Northeast India where her Grandfather was one of the first of 5 men who received Christ. Her father, Rochunga, translated the Bible into the language of the Hmar tribe with the help of Gospel Patrons, Bob Pierce (World Vision) and Dr. Billy Graham. Mary was born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois and attended Wheaton College. Mary serves as Advocate for the Bibleless and Generosity Strategist at Seed Company, an affiliate of Wycliffe.
Prior to joining Seed Company, Mary has served many ministries as Generosity Strategist as well as a hybrid role as Director of Giver Services at the National Christian Foundation Greater Chicago. From 1989 to 1997, Mary founded and served as the Executive Director of the India Children’s Choir and in the years following as consultant at large for Bibles for the World and Partnership Ministry.
Mary, and her husband, Dan, a pro fisherman, and author, currently reside in Northern Illinois – they have 4 amazing children.