Mladen & Judita Kočiš
Originally from Croatia, Judita and Mladen arrived in Slovenia in October 2008 with plans to further their education. Mladen had enrolled in a sports education program, while Judita began her studies at a music academy. Even from a young age, they both had hopes and dreams that one day they would be able to use their gifts to serve the Lord in full-time youth ministry. After completing their studies five years later, those desires came to fruition when they were asked to join the Josiah Venture team in Slovenia. In addition to these sports and music ministry, Mladen and Judita were also involved with English camps and leading their youth group. During that time, God was growing their hearts for their home country of Croatia. After seven years of living in Slovenia, God led them back to their home country in September of 2015. Mladen and Judita were equipped and ready to serve and were especially excited to bring with them their new “co-worker,” Jure, who was seven months old at the time of their return to Croatia. Now, they are pioneering a new youth ministry in a local church in Split, Croatia and their hope is to see students discover Christ through sports and music.