My name’s Maria and I’m a 1st-year Christ in the City missionary from Salt Lake City, UT.

What brought me to Christ in the City

Christ in the City’s way of life strongly resonated with me when I first visited. The depth of the missionaries’ compassion was impacting. Since then, I have engaged the community in a number of ways, visiting with my Newman Center and serving twice as a summer missionary. I decided to serve as a Christ in the City yearlong missionary because of my love for their mission and to set aside time to grow in faith and service. I wish to encounter the Lord, others, and myself, in prayer, on the streets, and in community.

What I’m looking forward to

I am looking forward to the surprises! Every time I have visited Christ in the City in the past, the Lord as blessed me new lessons I could never have anticipated, whether that was through a familiar friendship or a completely new encounter.

A bit about me

I am blessed to be a sister to four wonderful brothers and have learned much in friendship with those around me. I have spent the last four years studying history and physics, and love exploring the outdoors through hiking and photography.


everyone deserves
to be known & loved

If you join me in the mission as a monthly supporter, you will also become part of Known & Loved, Christ in the City’s monthly giving community! We are so grateful for our monthly supporters and their consistent generosity which makes it possible for us missionaries to be formed and reach out the homeless all year-long.

Watch Zach’s testimony below to hear what it means to him to be Known & Loved.