129: A Missionary Studies Church Leadership and Becomes Catholic (w/ Dr. MaryJo Burchard)

129: A Missionary Studies Church Leadership and Becomes Catholic (w/ Dr. MaryJo Burchard) September 29, 2021

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined by missionary, church planter, and organizational leadership expert Dr. MaryJo Burchard to talk about her incredible journey into Catholicism. It’s a wild one and really the title of this episode – and these show notes – just can’t do justice to what brought her into the Catholic Church and her insights, but we’ll try anyway!

MaryJo was a pastor’s kid, a fervent missionary, and the wife of a church-planting charismatic pastor who she served alongside of for many, many years before converting to Catholicism – a journey which paralleled her husband’s. It began, in large part, through her study of Church Leadership while at an Evangelical Bible College – it was then that she found the writings of the earliest Christians and began to understand how they organized the churches, something that was critically missing from the churches that her and her husband had been a part of.

It’s a fantastic story, and don’t miss her husband Kenny’s story, we talked back in Episode 110: A Charismatic Pastor Hears God’s Call to Catholicism.

For more from Dr. MaryJo Burchard follow her on Twitter. Check out her new book I Can Be an Instrument of Peace from Neoteny Books coming October 1, 2021.

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