Josh Ivie

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve the college students of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Here I have the pleasure and the privilege of meeting and sharing the gospel with an incredibly diverse and dedicated student body. The opportunities to reach students in this community are immense and I look forward every day to pulling more people into personal relationship with Christ.

My Story

Christ truly has taken me on a crazy adventure in my journey with him. Just a short two years ago, my wife and I had a stagnant faith life and knew nothing of the Church. This dramatically changed when we became fascinated with the rosary after seeing one in the movie, The Boondock Saints. Shortly after, we ended up making our own rosary, praying it, attending our first mass, and then entering into RCIA. Christ led us all the way through and my wife and I were humbly accepted into the church on Easter of 2016. 

Throughout the entire process, I found myself falling head over heels in love with the Catholic Church and my greatest desire is to bring others to realize what an incredible gift it is. As a missionary, I am thrilled by the opportunity to bring Jesus to college students and lead them into personal relationship with him. My life has been completely transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to allow others to have this same amazing joy. During His ministry, Jesus approached each and every person with love and entirely gave himself to them. By using Jesus as an example, and supplied by his grace, I attempt to reach out and bring students fully to Christ. 

Your Impact

After the wonderful journey that has led me to FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners so that I could fully give myself to this mission. I thank God for the incredible opportunity to bring a team with me on this mission, and he has blessed me with the most amazing partners as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact me at [email protected] or at 303-859-0159. I would love to share more about the way that Christ is working in these student's lives and how you can get involved. Please join us in making a permanent impact in these students lives! God Bless.

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 …