2024 Women’s Center Campaign

March is Women's History Month. With your help, we want to build a brighter future for Guatemalan women.

Remembering Fr. John Francis Brandes

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Fr. John Francis Brandes died one year ago, on January 10th, 2023. John was a long-time supporter of the Friends of San Lucas and the San Lucas Mission. At this one year anniversary of his death, we are remembering him and his tireless commitment to the people of San Lucas.

Supporter Spotlight: Kathleen Peterson

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Kathleen Peterson's brother, Fr. John Goggin, served the people of San Lucas Tolimán more than 50 years. He played a critical role in the survival and growth of Friends of San Lucas. Fr. John passed away in October of 2022. Kathleen continues to support Friends of San Lucas and is especially grateful for the care provided for her brother by the Mission Healthcare Program.

Supporter Spotlight: Rogers Strickland

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Rogers Strickland is a FOSL board member and a long-time supporter of the Mission. He feels a special connection to the Construction Program. Read on to learn more about Rogers and why he cares about the Construction Program.

Supporter Spotlight: Heather Statz

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Heather Statz is a board member with Friends of San Lucas and a long-time supporter of the Mission Women's Center. Read this Q&A to learn more about Heather and why she supports the Women's Center.

Staff Spotlight: Terri Wong

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Terri Wong has been selling coffee from the San Lucas Mission for more than a decade. Read on to learn why Terri cares about the Coffee Program.

Staff Spotlight: Ellen Mathiowetz

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Ellen Mathiowetz first visited the San Lucas Mission as a high school student. Today, she's the Director of the Visitor Program and Special Events for the Friends of San Lucas. Naturally, she feels a special connection to the Visitor Program. Read on to learn why Ellen cares about the Visitor Program.

Supporter Spotlight: Arch Mrkvicka

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Arch Mrkvicka is FOSL's former Executive Director and currently serves as a board member. He feels a special connection to the Mission Charity Program. Read this Q&A to learn more about Arch and why he cares about the Charity Program.

Supporter Spotlight: Anabella Wasserman

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Anabella Wasserman is a board member with Friends of San Lucas and a long-time supporter of the Mission School. Read this Q&A to learn more about Anabella and why she supports the Education Program.

Passing of Fr. John Goggin

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Father John Goggin of the Diocese of New Ulm, who served the parish of San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala since 1968, has passed away.