Austin Klarsch

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Where I serve

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Go Badgers!

My Story

Zacchaeus and I have a lot in common. His curiosity, innocence, and foolishness resonate with me. Some days I find myself looking for love in the mere admiration of others; I think that admiration and a full inbox of text messages will make me good at the core. Because it’s hard to live with my shortness, I feel the need to climb a tree, thinking that my own human effort will bring me joy. I keep coming back to this story in prayer because it brings me back to the reality of Jesus’ relationship with me. 

Jesus is One to surprise me often. He surprised me when He revealed that my heart was His home. He surprised me when He invited me into a relationship with Him there. He surprises me when He makes sacrifices to live intimately in me. He has been launching me into Mission to guide other men to be in a relationship with their Brother, or in other words, to live!

"Christianity is not a philosophy primarily. Christianity is a relationship to this Jesus, which is why the renewal of the church always has to do primarily with a return to Jesus Christ." -Bishop Robert Barron

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. 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 …