About Us

In November 2012, Marian Bourek, Sue Lansing, and Colleen Pasnik decided to follow an inspirational calling from God to found a Christian maternity home for single mothers in crisis pregnancies. They knew through a variety of experiences with Dubuque County Right to Life and the Archdiocesan Gabriel Project and in conversations with community agencies that a maternity home was necessary for our community. Over time, God quietly instilled the responsibility in their hearts to found Mary’s Inn, which offers vulnerable women a safe haven where they can stay while learning the skills they need to make a better life for themselves and their babies. Mary’s Inn opened their doors in June of 2015 and continues to welcome women today!

Erik Anderson

Board Member

Deacon Bill Biver


Marian Bourek

Founder and Vice President

Tim Duggan

Board Member

Teri Fairchild

Board Member

Mark Lansing


Sue Lansing


Colleen Pasnik

Founder and Director

Rich Runde


Advisory Board Members

Fr. Gabriel Anderson
John D. Freund, Esq.
Carolyn Gantz
Lisa Kramer, MD
Kevin Mullen, MD

God's Calling


Marian Bourek, Sue Lansing, Colleen Pasnik

Board Meeting

November 2013

Board meets for 1st time

501C3 Status

June 2014

House Hunting

January 2015

City Rezoning

March 2015

House Closing

April 20th, 2015

Volunteers get house ready for opening. Six house moms are hired

Open House

May 31st, 2015

Home loan has been forgiven!

Mary's Inn Doors Officially Open

June 15th, 2015


January 2023

To date, we have served 53 residents!

Supporters & Partners

-Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
-Dubuque Racing Association (DRA)
-Mercy Dubuque
-McDonough Foundation
-Noon Optimist Club
-Rotary International
-Schoen Family Foundation
-Theisen's Home Farm & Auto
-The Wahlert Foundation
-The Wellmark Foundation