Hannah Dragonas

Hi! My name's Hannah. I'm a FOCUS missionary and I love skiing, hiking, and exploring coffee shops!

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. You'll typically find me hanging out at the university cafe, the Newman Center, or taking in the beautiful weather on the green! I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life -- I think you should hear it sometime! Come find me and I'd love to share it with you. :)

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 on campus.

When I decided to make my First Holy Communion and my Confirmation sophomore year of college, the impact was nothing short of incredible.  Suddenly, everything started coming together.  The sorority I was a part of had new meaning to our founding virtues of truth, self-sacrifice, and friendship and my reasons for studying psychology were not only to help others see themselves more clearly but to help them see themselves the way God sees them.  I still couldn't quite tie it all together until the summer before my junior year of college when God called me to intern for a summer out at Christ in the City.  Unsure of why I was going, I packed up my summers of beach-going and headed out west to serve the homeless.  As I was thrown right into spending hours on the streets of Denver finding friends in the homeless, I began to find a new use for my psychology skills through listening and being present for these friends.  It wasn't until my last day of service in Denver, when a friend of two years told me that, finally, he was going to become Catholic at the end of the year.  That's when it all clicked.  I loved my friend far more than any hot lunch or dry pair of socks could show him.  I loved him to his soul and wanted him to know the infinite and unconditional love that I had experienced from God.

Upon returning to school in the Fall, the pieces only continued to fall into place.  As much as I loved homeless ministry, college students jumped out as my passion as I accompanied women in my sorority as well as other students at our Catholic Center throughout the year.  College is such a crucial and high stress time in a student's life and on a campus of 12,000 it is far too easy to get lost among the numbers.  But there is someone who has a plan for us, knows us inside and out, and is waiting for us each moment.  I am beyond excited to have the chance to accompany students each day and lead them back to this unchanging truth. 

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 …