Kathryn Hermes

Hello friends! My name's Kathryn & I'm a second year FOCUS missionary. I'm a Kansas native, lived in Colorado's gorgeous mountains for a year, & now I'm serving in the Pacific Northwest! Some of my favorite things include thunderstorms, photography, & intentional conversations over a mug of hot tea. Learn more about me below! :)

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Where I serve

I served as a student missionary during my undergrad at Benedictine College, and last year served full time at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. I currently serve at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. It's only 20 minutes from Canada! I'm so excited to continue letting Jesus lead me, and to follow him wherever he asks.

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 can't wait to continue to see how the Lord wants to use me on campus! Please contact me to hear more about my story. :) 

For if we received the love which restores meaning to our lives, how can we fail to share that love with others?
Pope Francis

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. This radical "yes" has taught me a lot about trust and humility - but even more so about the abundant generosity of the Lord and of so many others! What a blessing you all are to me and to the students Jesus has brought into my life! 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 …