Caitlyn Irving

Hey there, my name is Caitlyn. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

I am honored and excited to be serving as the Team Director at the University of Rhode Island! I am very excited for this new adventure and role. I’m looking forward to get to know ‘Rhody’ students and to serve my team of missionaries in a new way and help equip them to love and best serve the students we encounter.

My Story

It was in college at the University of Vermont where I met FOCUS Missionaries who led me to encounter Christ personally and showed me a different way to live; a life of radical trust, joy and fulfillment. I learned the message of the gospel, that each person is made for a relationship with God but the relationship was broken at the moment of original sin. But in God's love and mercy he sent Christ to pay the price of our sins and by Christ's sacrifice, we are all able to be forgiven and restored in our relationship with God. We are offered eternal life and the fullness of life on earth that we were created for. We all must accept or reject Christ's gift of forgiveness and relationship but God desires for us to love him and receive his love. Unfortunately, most college students have no idea that God loves them and that a relationship with him is possible. Most live instead with an emptiness and longing for truth, beauty and goodness that nothing the world offers can satisfy. I was a person who didn't know that it was possible to have an intimate friendship with God but it has been the best and most joyful thing that has ever happened to me and this has given me a great zeal for sharing the transforming love that I found in Christ. I strive to live out Jesus' example on campus by investing in students through authentic friendship, giving students opportunities to encounter Christ and be transformed by his love, and giving those who desire to share his love, the tools to share with others what they have received. 

I am so grateful to be able to serve as a full-time missionary and be radically available meet students where they are and to see all of the AMAZING things that God has in store. I could not be happier or more confident this is what God has asked me to do! 

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. 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 …