Branson Schroeder

Welcome to my mission partner page!

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Where I serve

We are missionaries at the University of Toledo! This is Emily's 5th year to serve as missionary and it will be my 4th. We are excited and eager to serve the students in Toledo!  I ask that you would join me in prayer that God may open the hearts of these students to himself, and that they receive all the graces he wishes to give them!

You can reach me at:

[email protected]


My Story

"The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few" - Matthew 9:37

I decided to first apply to FOCUS very reluctantly, at first feeling like I was potentially giving up my plan of becoming a physical therapist. But over the previous 6 months or so, I had felt God calling me to step out of my comfort zone in a radical way, and check out this whole missionary thing. There was no denying that every encounter I had previously had with a FOCUS missionary, or attending the SEEK conference and mission trip to Honduras, were encounters that deepened my faith and gave me a desire to share it with others. I have seen and experienced a tremendous need for witnesses of Christ on college campuses, and despite my reluctance, it became very clear that God was calling me to be a witness in this way. After saying "yes" to FOCUS, I have since experienced peace like never before, and I can't wait to meet and connect with college students, and share life and the love of Christ with each of them!

Your Impact

"Some give by going. Others go by giving" - Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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. Being a full-time missionary allows me to be radically available to students and share this journey with them. Jesus commands all of us to make disciples of all nations, so this mission belongs to all of us! I am so grateful for my mission partners who share this passion of reaching young people for Christ, and our work would not be possible without you. 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 …