Zach & Kathleen Habersang
Full-Time Missionaries Serving With Valor
A Cru Ministry Reaching Cadets, Midshipmen, & Veterans with the Gospel
Zach's call to valor
Zach graduated from Texas A&M University and was a member of the Corps of Cadets (Class of 2013). During his sophomore year at Texas A&M, Zach came to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He was discipled and served the Lord with Cru's Valor ministry at A&M. As a senior cadet, he joined four other cadets with Valor on a short term mission trip to Panama where he learned to share the Gospel. Zach's passion became learning the Bible, leading people to Christ, and teaching them to grow in their Christian walk.
In his final year at Texas A&M, Zach co-led a Bible study with the Valor staff. It was in this time that Zach was sensing God's call to full-time ministry. The Lord confirmed his calling by opening the door for him to attend seminary. During his time at seminary, God provided Zach with an opportunity to intern for three years at a church in Fort Worth where he gained a wide variety of ministry experience.
After graduating seminary in May 2017, the Lord opened the door for Zach to minister to cadets as Chaplain of the Marine Military Academy. Zach was blessed with the opportunity to preach the Gospel to hundreds of Marine Corps JROTC cadets from all across the United States and the world.
In August 2019, Zach called a friend who was Valor staff at Texas A&M. Zach asked him how the ministry was going with Valor and their need for laborers. He was told that their ministry has been praying for laborers. This brought to mind Matthew 9:37 where Jesus spoke to His disciples about the harvest being plentiful but the laborers few.
Zach's heart responded like in Isaiah 6:8 where the Lord ask who will go and Isaiah boldly proclaims: Send me! Sensing God's calling, Zach applied with Cru and was accepted as a full-time missionary serving with their Valor ministry. He is excited to be a part of the Valor ministry in reaching future military leaders and honored to serve with Cru.
KAthleen's CALL TO VALOR
Throughout Kathleen's growing up years, her parents read and discussed the Bible and many missionary biographies as a family. Kathleen began to develop a personal relationship with God when she was 15 years old. During her teen and early adult years, she taught in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Good News Club, as well as led a girls' Bible study group and served in various other ways at her church.
At age 18, she felt an increased and intense desire to dedicate her life for ministry. This occurred while she was preparing to perform Elisabeth Elliot in a drama about five missionaries who gave their lives in order to show God's love to a lost and isolated people group in Ecuador. God used these testimonies, as well as those of Jesus Christ and the early church, to spark and fuel in Kathleen a burning desire to grow in radical faith, unselfish love, and bold evangelism.
Since then, God has led Kathleen to serve Him as a wife, mother and nurse. For the past three years, she has been able to minister to cadets and faculty at the Marine Military Academy alongside her husband. At this time, God is transitioning Zach from chaplain at MMA, to ministry through Cru. After seeking God in prayer and in His Word, Kathleen has sensed God calling her to join her husband in full time ministry. Excited to pursue ministry with Cru as a team, Kathleen and Zach look forward to continue reaching people for Jesus Christ.