Claire Whitehead

                "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire"                                                                   - St. Catherine of Siena                                                                         

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Where I serve

I am incredibly honored to serve for my second year at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Last year was an incredible whirl wind of transition and integration into military culture, beginning friendships with wonderful cadets, and building our FOCUS team. I truly left at the end of the year built up in the fact that I had become a part of and help build up a stronger family in Christ. I have never had younger sisters before and now I do! This year I am beyond excited to continue building existing friendships and going out together with the students to share the gospel with their peers and friends. The Lord has some crazy plans for us here and I am blessed to be able to participate in His plan and mission in such a tangible way. Thank you for all your support and for joining me on this mission!  

My Story

The Lord grabbed my heart and drew me towards Him my freshman year of college at George Mason University. I experienced the deep love and desire He had for me to come to Him right where I was in my suffering, doubt, and hopelessness. Being raised Catholic I had a foundation of hope I could cling to during this time. I knew the place I had to go to be loved right in the middle of all this was to my family in the church at the Catholic Campus Ministry. I experienced true friendships and community that wanted the best for me. A community that challenged me to grow and run towards Jesus to know and understand his healing and purpose for everything in my life. During my time in college I needed this faithful support to redirect my worth and trust in the Lord and I am forever grateful for these people. I now must go out and be this same support for others: sharing with them the person of Jesus who desires a deep relationship with them and who will fulfill all their desires and love them with unconditional love only He can give.

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 contact me at [email protected] or 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 …