After two years on a physical campus (Carnegie Melon University and UC Berkeley), God called me to Denver, CO to serve on the Digital Campus. Our mission is to reach out digitally to students on campuses that don't have FOCUS missionaries. The students that we work with are eager to learn, hungry for discipleship, and ready to serve the Lord. We spend time in prayer with them (over Skype) and pass on the tools and skills so that they can reach out to their peers on campus!
It wasn't until college that I realized being Catholic actually called me to participate more deeply in my faith! I was used to doing the minimum; going to Mass on Sunday and praying before meals. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln I met students at the Newman Center who genuinely wanted to participate in their faith, grow in spirituality, and have authentic friendships. The FOCUS missionaries at UNL encouraged, invited, and challenged me to get to know the person of Jesus, strive to grow in holiness, and participate in the sacraments.
After I graduated I knew I wanted to continue to serve the Lord in whatever way He wanted, which led me to FOCUS.
The challenges and joys of being a collegiate missionary have been many and unexpected! It has been such a gift to serve in this mission with my brothers and sisters in Christ, as well as my husband.
John and I were married in Lincoln, Nebraska on November 8, 2014 (seen above with our priest Fr. Ben Holdren). John studied Film making at UNL and is currently a videographer located out of Denver, you can learn more about the work he does here: www.weareluxlab.com
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.
The Lord is never outdone in generosity and I have been filled with immense gratitude to those who have partnered with me on this mission.
This work simply cannot be done without your support. If you are interested in joining me on this mission, learning more about the life of a FOCUS missionary, or would like to connect with the Digital Campus please feel free to send me an email: [email protected]
We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.
By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.
We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …