Reach Beyond Mission

is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit.

Email: info@reachbeyondmission.org

Phone: 512-218-4335

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Who We Are

Rev. Mary Lu Johnston

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Mary Lu loves working with youth and youth leaders! She has worked with youth as an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for over 30 years. She has directed and/or written curriculum for countless youth retreats, camps, and mission trips. She has led weekly multi-congregation youth ministries that included Disciples of Christ, United Church of Christ, United Methodist, Presbyterian USA, and Alliance Baptist youth.

 

Mary Lu is married to Ted, an attorney with the State of Texas. Mary Lu and Ted are proud of their two adult daughters: Virginia, a PhD student at the University of Chicago Divinity School; and Madeline, a Social Worker and Chief of Staff for a member of the Texas House of Representatives.

 

A graduate of Texas Christian University and Brite Divinity School, Mary Lu served congregations in Texas including Jacksboro, Arlington, San Antonio, Round Rock, and most recently at University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Austin.

 

When there is free time, Mary Lu can be found playing the piano, enjoying a movie, taking a tap dance class, or cheering on the Horned Frogs with Ted!​

Board of Directors

Rev. Timothy Tutt, Co-Founder

Pastor

Westmoreland Congregational Church Bethesda, Maryland

 

Angela Woodland, Board President

Managing Director, HR Operations

Filtration Group Austin

 

Robert Benton

Nonprofit Attorney

Washington, D.C. 

 

Rev. Amy Dodson-Watts

Executive Director

Luke 14:2, Nashville, Tennessee

 

Rev. Pamela Holt

Regional Minister

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma​​​​​

Kimberly Kofron

Executive Director

Texas Association for the Education of Young Children

 

Rev. Dr. Andy Mangum

Regional Minister

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest

 

Ann McGinley

Former Director of Enforcement

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 

 

Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Nash

Heart of Texas Association Minister

South Central Conference United Church of Christ

 

Cathleen Parsley

Attorney & Former Chief Administrative Law Judge

State of Texas

Reach Beyond Mission is a 501 (c)(3) organization 
affiliated with
The National Benevolent Association, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest
The United Church of Christ
Reach Beyond Mission welcomes everyone
regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation

Reach Beyond Mission leads mission trips in the United States

for middle and high school church youth groups.

 

We are related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and The United Church of Christ.

 

Your tax deductible financial contribution is an investment in life-changing experiences!

As costs rise, your contributions keep participant fees steady by supporting mission weeks or summer staff expenses.

Thank you so much for your donation! 

 
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15907 Braesgate Drive

Austin, Texas 78717

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