Kenny Cavanaugh

 My name is Kenny Cavanaugh, I'm 24 years old and a graduate from the University of Illinois. This is my 3rd year working for FOCUS and it has been such an incredible experience! I can't wait to share with you what Christ has done through it.


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Where I serve

I have been invited to be part of FOCUS's first international campus at the University of Vienna in Austria.  My new teammates and I will be moving to Vienna this September to share life and the gospel with college students. More information will come!

My Story

During college I heard a quote, "Would the boy you were be proud of the man you are today?" This profound question lead me to look at life as just stagnant and empty. Having joined a fraternity my freshman year, I soon got carried away with the party scene and began to drift away from my faith. With all the instant gratification going on, I was living in a community that produced boys instead of men. 

But God never intends us to live such mediocre lives and is constantly doing things to let us see the light. With the help of FOCUS missionaries throughout college, they have challenged me to really know who I was and how I was made with a purpose. They explained how having a personal relationship with Christ was going to fulfill the holes partying was never going to. I learned to let go of many of my selfish desires and finally live for will of Christ! And what a beautiful ride it has been since!

Pope Benedict said it perfectly " If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great...Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ and you will find true life.” 

As a result, I have decided to be a FOCUS missionary and lead students to have a personal relationship with Christ and his Church! Our vision is to reach out to student of the importance of Christ and lead them to be the men they were meant to become. 

The Team 

My team: Hannah Philpot, Devon Kathol, and Marco Cerritelli! Pray for them too!

Your Impact

Please consider joining the mission by financially supporting me so I can be radically available to these students.

Your sponsorship enables me to... 

~ Mentor students in weekly one-on-one discipleship meetings                                   ~ Lead weekly bible studies and provide tools on the New Evangelization
~ Live with my team of missionaries near campus                                                           ~ Bring students to FOCUS national conferences such as SEEK and SLS.                     ~ Invite students to come on foreign mission trips               


The 500+ FOCUS Missionaries around the country! 

Student Testimonies

"I would not be where I am today without the amazing impact FOCUS has had. Their mission of continued intentionality and outreach on college campuses has not only impacted my life, but countless others across the United States. In fact, it has personally impacted me so much that I am now becoming a full time FOCUS missionary to further aid in their efforts." - Andy Thompson FOCUS Missionary at The University of Pittsburgh 

"Kenny's success as a missionary has everything to do with the graces of the Holy Spirit being poured out on the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, an organization that is literally setting the whole world ablaze with Christ’s gospel message." - Gino Carnevale, Senior at Ball State

Please pray for this mission of FOCUS and for me during this time! God bless 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 …