Erin Scanlan


Hey y'all!!

Thank you so much for visiting my page! Please have a look around to learn a little bit more about me, my mission, and how you can join me in my mission for Christ!

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve as a FOCUS missionary and Team Director at the University of Texas in Austin! I am currently serving in my third year at UT-Austin.  You'll typically find me hanging out on the campus of UT, the Catholic Center, or mingling in and out of Greek houses working with women involved in sorority life. I have felt so blessed to have been transformed completely by Christ and would love to share more about my experience! 

My Story

During my high school years in New Mexico, I was fortunate enough to attend a small school where faith mattered. Although not a private school, I was able to meet individuals who poured into me, including teachers and upperclassman who taught and modeled how to live a Christ-centered life. When I was preparing to graduate from high school, I felt a huge tug to model the same example for those around me; however, I needed a deeper formation in my faith and relationship with Christ.

While I attended college at Oklahoma State University, I was able to experience the challenge of living out my faith on a college campus that was filled with relativism and immorality--similar to many typical university cultures. Through God's grace, my sophomore year I got plugged into the Newman Center at St. Johns' University Parish where I found community and truth. When FOCUS arrived on our campus my junior year, I was immediately greeted by missionaries who loved Christ and wanted to make Him known! FOCUS radically changed my life and equipped me for lifelong mission for the Church by giving me skills and confidence to lead other women to Christ. I was so impacted by the FOCUS missionaries on the campus of OSU that I wanted to serve students in the same way. In joining FOCUS staff, my biggest desire is to share the love of Christ and his joy with students who are lost, stagnant in their faith, or maybe have not experienced the full love and truth that is Jesus Christ!

This is exactly the mission that FOCUS seeks to accomplish: to build relationships with students and introduce them to Jesus Christ and His Church, empowering them to do the same for others. Serving with FOCUS as a full-time missionary and Team Director, I have had the joyful opportunity to reach out to students by leading Bible studies, mentoring women one-on-one, spreading the Gospel on a college campus, forming my four teammates as they lead others, and shaping our generation's leaders for lifelong mission for Jesus Christ. 

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS and serve at UT-Austin, I made the decision to rely fully on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I fundraise my salary completely in order to be radically available to the students in need and in my care. Because of that, I need people like you! I invite you to join me in the mission of inviting college students to know the love of Jesus Christ by supporting me with your generosity. 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!


                       Erin Scanlan - [email protected] - 575.760.0917

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 …