Catherine Schultz

"The human heart is always drawn by love." 

-St. Catherine of Siena

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Where I serve

At this time in my life, God has called me to serve him in a radical way.  In response to this call, I have become a FOCUS missionary.  I am so excited to return to my hometown and serve at the University of Alabama at Birmingham! Go Blazers!

My Story

As Christians, we are all called into the Great Commission:  Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations (Mt. 28:19).   In the last couple of years of college, I heard Jesus, loud and clear, calling me into mission. Though I grew up going to Catholic school, I recognized a void in my heart--I desired to be accepted and praised by my peers which led to drinking and unhealthy relationships.  One morning sophomore year after a dreadful weekend, I was feeling more empty and alone than I had in my entire life, so I prayed.  In that moment, Jesus revealed himself to me on the cross and showed me that He loved me and that he did not desire for me to suffer in sin.  After this encounter with the person of Jesus Christ, I had this sense of urgency in my heart to share his love and mercy with others.  Throughout the next year and a half, I was given opportunities to serve as a leader in the Diocese of Birmingham, at the Catholic Student Organization at Auburn University, and within FOCUS.  By frequenting the sacraments and leading others in bible studies and at retreats, I was beginning to experience a fullness and a joy that was incomparable to the ways I was previously living.  As a missionary, I desire to share the joy that comes with knowing and loving our Lord!  

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.  You can reach me through my email: [email protected]  Thank you for your prayers!!

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