Marie has been involved with short-term missions for nearly 30 years. Her missions work has taken her to Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico, Jamaica, France and the inner city of Chicago. Prior to her involvement with TCCI, Marie worked as a youth minister for nearly 10 years. In that time she witnessed the fruit of short-term missions in the lives of young people, as time and time again, lives were radically changed as a result of their time on the field!

A graduate of Wheaton College, Marie has taught in the Dept. of Communications at North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, cohosted a local Christian television talk show “Today’s Family” in Orlando and has enjoyed the opportunity to minister to people through music, drama, public speaking and one-on-one. She and her husband, Tim, are founding members of TCCI. Marie says she is wife to the greatest husband in the world, Tim, and mom to 3 of the best children... Brianna, Ashley and Nathaniel. In 2001 Nathaniel relocated to heaven and the Kuck family started "Nathaniel's Hope" a ministry to bring "Hope" and respite to children with special needs and their families. Marie now serves as the Executive Director of Nathaniel's Hope. The Kucks reside in Orlando, Florida.

Marie Kuck produced and directed the video series "Go Prepared."