Mary Jane Badger


Service Area: Campus Ambassadors

Ministry Focus

Mary Jane has been appointed by Missions Door to minister to International Students at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

It was during a short-term mission trip to Kenya that God gave her a heart and desire for International student ministry. To quote Mary Jane:

“Every people group and country I encounter finds a place in my heart. The Lord has blessed me with a great passion for international students, because the whole world is at our doorstep. My hope is that many will come into relationship with Jesus and return to their homelands as a powerful force for Him.”

Mary Jane has been participating in an International Student ministry that she hopes will continue and grow. They offer a variety of activities and events, which include a weekly group dinner and Bible study, one-on-one studies, English classes and monthly cultural and social activities.

Faith Story

She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, in a very devout Mormon family. Mary Jane was an active Mormon for thirty years, including participating in a Mormon mission and a temple marriage.

In 2009 she heard the Gospel and was rescued out of Mormonism into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Nothing has been the same since!

Her hunger has grown to learn as much as she can about our Savior and to reach out in order to bring many into His Kingdom.


Mary Jane has two sons: Lewis and Jeffrey.