Claire Orr

Hey! My name's Claire. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

I have the privilege to serve students at the University of Rhode Island! Go Rams! I'm so excited for my first year on mission.

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. I'm a cradle Catholic who has throughout life continued to be curious about Jesus and the Catholic faith.

I grew up singing in the front left pew with my family and have always been involved in our parish community. Through music ministries, youth conferences like NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference), and taking on the responsibility of my faith while at college I have steadily grown in knowledge and heart for Jesus Christ.

I studied hospitality management in college as I have a passion for creating welcoming spaces. Building relationships and community are key to learning and growth. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus. I am excited to encounter many more through this ministry.

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 and hear your story. If you are interested in partnering with me, please consider joining me with a monthly gift by clicking "Support Claire" above. It would be an honor to partner with you in this mission.

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 …