Benjamin Berning


Hello! My name is Ben! Jesus Christ has called me to be His FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

After serving for 3 years in Duluth, MN God has called me to serve college students at Loras College in Dubuque, IA. This is a particularly exciting year of mission for me as Loras is my Alma Mater! 

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered since giving my 'yes' to Jesus and serving FOCUS. As a missionary I met my wife, Bailey, and she is the greatest gift God has given me. Together we seek to know, love, and serve God with all heart mind, soul, and strength and by grace we will grow into a family of Saints!

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. My wife and I have been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with us as we serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you.

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …