James Dunnigan

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

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Where I serve

I am currently serving a Director of Collegiate Outreach for the West Region. I oversee 5 campuses in the southwest corner of the country. 

My Story

As a cradle Catholic, I fell away from my faith in college, joined a fraternity and was quickly caught in the party lifestyle. This however left me unfulfilled and with an intense feeling of emptiness. A FOCUS missionary during this time told me; "When I see the alcoholism and sexual promiscuity on college campuses not only do I see the evil in it, but more than anything I see the desperate search for identity that is only found in Jesus Christ." That quote describes the majority of my four years in college. 

Students are experiencing true freedom for the first time; they are faced with major decisions; choosing a major or career, maybe meeting their future husband or wife. This is also the time in people's lives where they start asking important questions; who am I? What do I want to do with my life? What do I believe? We live in a culture that is feeding many of the wrongs answers to young people at such an impressionable time in their lives. Not only is FOCUS reaching people at their most pivotal time in life but these students will be our future CEO's, politicians, lawyers, and leaders of our nation and society. The college campus is truly the battle ground for souls and no one is doing a better job of fighting this battle than FOCUS.

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 this mission. 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 …