Claire Whitehead

                "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire"                                                                   - St. Catherine of Siena                                                                         

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Where I serve

I am incredibly honored to begin my third year with FOCUS starting in a new role serving at a new campus. I spent my last two years serving at the United States Military Academy at West Point with a team of four. This year I will be moving closer to home to serve as the Team Director at Mount St. Marys University in Emmitsburg, Maryland on a team of five. The Lord has some crazy plans for us here and I am blessed to be able to participate in His plan and mission in such a tangible way. Thank you for all your support and for joining me on this mission! COME VISIT:)

My Team: (left to right) Keegan, Me, Brooke, Hayley, and Jake. Please pray for us and the students we encounter. 

My Story

The Lord grabbed my heart and drew me into a personal relationship with Him my freshman year of college at George Mason University. I experienced the deep love and desire He had to come to me right where I was in my suffering, doubt, and hopelessness. Being raised Catholic I had a foundation of hope I could cling to during this time. My family in Catholic Campus ministry was the place I knew I could go to love, and be loved and supported in the middle of my brokenness. I experienced true friendships and community that wanted the best for me. My zeal for souls grew and I desired to share my relationship with our Lord with other college students who do not know the life they could live with Him in purpose and fullness of life. Naturally FOCUS was the next step in responding to the call of the Great Commission we are all called to (Matt 28:18-20). It has been a wild ride. I have grown more than I ever thought and have seen miracles happen before my eyes of lives changed because they encounter God. God our Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire a deep and personal relationship with us, His beautiful creation. He loves us all individually, unconditionally. My mission as a Catholic is for everyone I encounter to know this deep truth and be transformed by our Lord Himself. That they know from the depths of their souls that they are known and loved simple because they are His.  

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 contact me at [email protected] or 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 …