The Bucur Family
Cornel and Karen Bucur began ministering in Eastern Europe as full-time missionaries in the early 90’s. As a young couple, God called them to take the gospel to Romania, a country with a history of revolution and a critical need for spiritual revolution. Cornel and Karen met at Moody Bible Institute in 1987 while completing their undergraduate degrees. They graduated from Moody in 1990 and went on to complete their graduate degrees from Wheaton College in 1992. They have been blessed with four children, Philip, Victoria, Benjamin & Alexandra.
Propelled by Pathway to Joy’s vision of lasting joy for every child, the Bucur family is committed to serving the orphans and poor in some of Romania’s most vulnerable communities on a long-term basis. They believe that Jesus is the ultimate solution to Romania’s orphan crisis and are passionate about inviting people to fully embrace the gospel and its message of redemption, forgiveness and true hope. Their specific areas of involvement and service include orphan care, discipleship, church planting, Christian publishing, and Christian literature distribution.