For a long time, Hannah McGurk knew she wanted to do two things: art and full-time ministry. But she wasn’t sure how she could simultaneously pursue both – until she came across TWR MOTION, the visual media arm of TWR.
“I hadn’t seen many other ministries that were embracing the [arts] field,” Hannah said. “It never occurred to me that you could do ministry and art at the same time. That was pretty cool, actually.”
The holder of a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washburn University in Kansas, Hannah first learned about MOTION through her parents, Nate and Janette McGurk, who are missionaries with TWR. In 2018, she applied to serve with MOTION and began her support-raising journey. This month, Hannah joins the MOTION team as an assistant video producer, utilising her fine arts background to contribute to projects involving digital illustration, animation, video production and photography. She describes her decision to serve with MOTION as a no-brainer.
“I get a lot of satisfaction out of creating something beautiful and helping other people see the world the way that I see it,” Hannah said.
McGurk grew up as a TWR missionary kid in Guam and South Africa before returning stateside for college. She spent the last seven years working as a customer-service trainer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.
TWR MOTION Ministry Director Candace Mackie said, “It’s always exciting to add another member to our team, and I think Hannah will be a great fit. In her past employment, she was a highly valued team member with a lot of responsibilities. That speaks to her character as a hard worker and someone who is willing to learn and try new things. I’m looking forward to all the Lord has in store for Hannah and excited that she can use her skills in fine arts to make the gospel known among the least reached!”
Join us as we pray for the work of TWR Motion and for all the team who work hard to share the gospel creatively with those who don’t yet know Jesus.
If you want to find out more about Hannah and how you can support her work at TWR, visit twr.org/hmcgurk.