Ryan Thomas Noll

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at New York University. In the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City, I can find all of the things I really like: people, art, music, and culture. You'll typically find me hanging out at the Catholic Center, people-watching in Washington Square Park, or meeting with students at one of my (several) favorite coffee shops. Big city life is pretty awesome, but Jesus remains at the center and I don't know where I'd be without Him. Let me share with you about this sometime!

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to show college students the joy of Christ through real friendships. I have found that true friendship has an end in mind: Christ Himself and the building up of a virtuous character. I was blessed to have relationships like these while I was a student at Ball State University. Now, I want nothing more than to help my brothers experience this same, real, and sometimes gritty version of brotherhood that many men long for. I want to bring the love of Christ to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. 

"I want nothing more than to help my brothers experience this same, real, and sometimes gritty version of brotherhood that many men long for."

This is my mission in one of the toughest and most fast-paced environments in America: to dive deep with men on the college campus and to show them what authentic friendship with Christ really means in a context like New York City. I want to love them radically and without counting the cost, following the example of Jesus with His own disciples.

Your Impact

The building-up of young men in the Church is a full-time job! When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to totally rely on the spiritual and financial gifts of mission partners who come along with me by their support. 

Nothing that I do can happen without the support of people like you. 

With your prayers and gifts, I am able to extend the generosity you share with me to the students -- again, loving them radically and without counting cost. 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 …