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MaryKay Bursaw

Manager of UA Planned Giving and Scholarship Operations



I have worked in three offices since starting my career at Bethel in 2008—Church Relations, Academic Affairs and now Advancement. I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to experience three very different areas of Bethel’s mission.

My husband, Mark, and I have three grown children, all of whom have attended Bethel. It's been a joy for me to be on campus while our kids attended, occasionally hearing "Mom!" across Kresge Courtyard. We have been blessed incredibly by being part of the Bethel community.

Why I enjoy my job…
I love knowing that the work we do is making a difference in students’ lives, who then go out and make an impact for Christ in the world. I also greatly appreciate the wonderful friendships I have made while working at Bethel—friendships I know will last a lifetime.

Guiding Scripture Passages
Ephesians 3:20-21 and Philippians 4:13

Outside of work…
I love to read, spend time with family (Great Pyrenees pups included!), and travel (having a son who is pilot is a great advantage!). My main goal in life is to help people thrive in life, health and faith.