Bethany Claussen

Hey! My name's Bethany. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

The Lord has called me to serve the students at the University of Nebraska Omaha. 

My Story

Throughout my life, Jesus Christ has revealed Himself to me in both ordinary and extraordinary ways. I had the blessing of being raised in a Catholic family that taught me the truths of the faith from a young age. I also had the blessing to receive a Catholic education that allowed me to integrate my faith into all of my studies. I’ve always had an intellectual understanding of the faith, but it wasn’t until I was preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation in high school that I started wondering if Christ really could enter into my heart and animate my entire life as others claimed He had for them. Through His grace, I encountered Him through the Eucharist and discovered a Love greater than I could possibly imagine. From that time, the Lord has slowly drawn me closer to His heart and taught me how to follow Him more truly. During my time in college, I was blessed to encounter Christ both through an incredible Catholic community of students and through my studies of Communication and Journalism and Catholic Studies. I have a great desire to communicate Truth in all that I do. At this time, I believe Jesus Christ is specifically calling me to do so by sharing life with the students at the University of Nebraska Omaha—and through those friendships awakening them to the reality of who God is and who He has made them to be. 

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. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I 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 …