Lucas Nieto

Hey! My name's Lucas Nieto and my family and I are on mission at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!  

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Where I serve

The Lord has called me to serve college students on college campuses! I have been blessed to serve at the University of Wisconsin-Madison going onto 4 years with FOCUS! Go Badgers! This will be my second year as Team Director for our FOCUS team of 6 and second year on campus married to my wife Angela.   

My Story

In being a missionary, I focus my life on knowing Jesus Christ and fulfilling His Great Commission (Matt. 28:16-20). This commission is my invitation to share Christ with college students and lead them to eternal happiness and pursuit of virtue. I have had my life transformed during my life in college due to FOCUS missionaries. At a time my freshman year, where my fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi, was having the most negative influence in my life and had me questioning what my purpose was, it was the missionaries who introduced me to the person of Christ in prayer and the Mass. Knowing that He was available to me and was inviting me to deeper intimacy with Him was enough to inspire me to strive for holiness and union with the Lord and His will!

This led me to be a witness to my fraternity brothers, to say yes to the Lord in my everyday and ultimately led me to my vocation to marriage with my wife Angela! We were married May 27th, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN and welcomed our first child Gianna Louise Nieto in March of 2018. Having our family on campus has been life changing for us AND for the students we serve. Being a witness to authentic Christian marriage in a place where the ideology of marriage is at stake has shed light to our students and allowed our mission to thrive. Angela also served with FOCUS, 1 year at the United States Naval Academy, 1 year at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, and her 3rd year part-time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with me. Please pray for us and our family! 

"Being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the Gospel of God, but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us." 1 Thessalonians 2:8

Your Impact

In answering the Lord by joining FOCUS, we have made the commitment to Him as well as the Catholic Church, to be radically available to students on campus for the good of the body of Christ! In meeting students where they are at, we fully rely on mission partners who are faithful and zealous individuals like yourselves, for financial support to bring Christ where he is not known on campus. If you would like more information or join me in this mission, I would love to get to know you and share more about our impact here at the University of Wisconsin and how you can be a part of it!

In Jesus and Mary,

-Lucas, Angela and Gianna 

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 …