Alec Baryenbruch

"Patience my soul, time passes but eternity awaits." -St. John Vianney

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Where I serve

Hey there! I'm Alec. I'm pumped for my first semester as a missionary at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, while I finish my last semester of studies. I'm extremely grateful to start my time as a missionary on the campus I have come to know and love the last few years. I'm honored to be able to invest in the community that formed me into a follower of Jesus.

My Story

My crazy adventure of seeking God has lasted several years now. Through the love and support of my Catholic Fraternity brothers and a FOCUS missionary, I began praying to God every day. Daily dialogue with God has hands-down improved my life more than anything I have done. I started praying daily because of the FOCUS missionaries and priests at my campus Newman Center, who dedicate all of their time to teaching people how to cultivate a relationship with and to live life with God.

As my college career comes to a close, I have realized my own desire to give my life in the same way--spending as much time as I can teaching others to live in a daily relationship with God--to help them lead more purposeful and joyful lives.

The photo above is of the 120+ students from Madison who were but a few out of 17,000+ students who attended SEEK 2019--a biannual FOCUS conference full of talks about how to encounter God and live with Him as top priority. There was daily Mass, Eucharistic adoration, and confession during which thousands of students had life changing encounters with God. The mission work of FOCUS through Bible studies, SEEK conferences, and simple friendship has transformed thousands of college student's lives already, and it is actively transforming the future of our families, parishes, communities, and the entire Church. But this transformation is just beginning.

Your Impact

This mission won't continue without the financial and spiritual support of our mission partners. If you are interested in joining my support team, please let me know of the best way to reach you, and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to invite you onto the team, so we can participate in renewing the lives of our families and the life of the entire Church.

Please pray for us, and thank you for reading!

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 …