News & Press Room

At FOCUS we appreciate our relationships with the media. Below are some resources to help you with your stories. To schedule an interview with any of our missionaries regarding our impact on campus, or with our founder and CEO, Curtis Martin, contact Leslie Rowe, Media Relations: [email protected].

News For You

Every month, FOCUS sends an email newsletter designed to inform and inspire you with featured articles, campus stories, videos, giveaways and more, so that you can stay up to date with what is happening in FOCUS and in the wider Catholic world. 

FOCUS In the News

Dr. Edward Sri talks with Gus Lloyd on SiriusXM Seize the Day about the mission and impact of FOCUS, and discusses "Foundations for Discipleship," which he wrote with FOCUS co-founder Curtis Martin.  

Catholic New York highlighted how FOCUS missionaries and students are serving the poor: NYU Students Share Conversations, Prayers With City’s Homeless

EWTN News In Depth interviewed missionaries at George Washington University about outreach on campus: Focused on Their Mission

Columbia shared the stories of FOCUS missionaries and alum who serve as Knights of Columbus members (pgs 22-27): On a Mission from God

SEEK21 Interviews and Articles
National Catholic Register: SEEK21: Remember You Are Beloved

OSV: Loving More and Better

The Jesuit Post: 5 Takeaways from SEEK21 

Catholic News Service, shared by The Pilot: Sr. Miriam Heidland, SOLT, and Bishop Robert Barron keynotes: SEEK21 speakers share own faith experiences, say Christ has all the answers

Florida Catholic: Takeaways of keynotes from Immaculée Ilibagiza and Dr. Sri: FOCUS inspires through virtual conference

Catholic News Service, shared by The Catholic Sun: Bishop says missionary goal is to deliver the ‘good news of a God of love’

Angelus News: Mixing in-person and virtual, FOCUS conference finds success in hybrid model

Catholic-Link: Interview with CU Boulder missionary Tanner Kalina

Catholic-Link: SEEK21:Big Graces from Small Things

Salt & Light Radio: Interview with missionary Andrew Gogl

Patheos: Father Michael Schmitz addresses SEEK21

Hallow: Instagram interview with FOCUS missionary Maclaine Capshew

Fr. Mike Schmitz talks about his vocation story, SEEK21 and "The Bible in a Year" podcast with Gus Lloyd on the Sirius XM Seize the Day Program:  

Aleteia shared comments from University of Virginia missionary Mary Schneider in Pandemic restrictions are helping these college ministries thrive.

Four County Catholic highlighted the vocations journey of FOCUS alum Julian Cuervo in A Seminarian Reflection.

Conversations on Discipleship spoke with the new FOCUS team at The Ohio State University in this short radio interview. Several other FOCUS team interviews are on their archive page.

National Catholic Register interviewed Jeff Runyan about FOCUS 153, an initiative that seeks to equip every aspect of our apostolate to effectively reach all ethnic and racial demographics on campus and beyond: Talking About Race on Campus.

Guadalupe Radio Network interviewed FOCUS missionary Eddie Valdez in Spanish about the work and impact of FOCUS at The University of Texas - Dallas.

Press Releases

Knights of Columbus Features FOCUS Staff in “Columbia” Magazine and “Into the Breach” Series

Curtis Martin and Dr. Edward Sri Pen “Foundations for Discipleship” Roadmap for Evangelization

Immersive SEEK21 Experience Challenges and Inspires 27,000+ to Encounter Christ and Share the Gospel

Live, Interactive SEEK21 Will Encourage More Than 20,000 People to Encounter Christ and Share Gospel

SEEK21 Will Spark a Renewal in Faith, Community and Zeal for Evangelization

FOCUS Missions Announces 2021 Mission Trips to Serve Those in Need

FOCUS Summer Projects Expands to Inspire More College Students to Become Saints

SEEK21 Casts Wider Net and Offers Live Experience Like Never Before  

FOCUS Participates In and Supports “Unite Our Nation” Campaign

17 New Campus Ministries Welcome FOCUS Missionaries

“Pursuing Freedom: Becoming the Man You Could Be” Challenges Men with Spiritual Bootcamp

COVID-19 Crisis Provides New Opportunitiesfor Evangelization as FOCUS Temporarily Shifts Online

Press Kit: documents download as PDFs

FOCUS Impact Highlights

FOCUS Overview


FOCUS Alumni

National Events

Go to the Leadership page for details on the FOCUS Executive Leadership Team, Board of Directors and President's Advancement Council.