Claire Zarybnicky

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Where I serve

I have been called to serve at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota where I will have the opportunity to intentionally invest in the athletic teams as a Varsity Catholic missionary. I'm excited to begin this journey of inviting college athletes into the deeper truth of who Christ is and to share the ways my formation throughout college has shaped me into the person I am today. 

My Story

I attended Benedictine College where I pursued a degree in Elementary Education while simultaneously serving in campus ministry and running cross country and track. I was drawn into a deeper understanding of what it means to love and serve others through these various encounters I had within these organizations, and I seek to continue this service to others through FOCUS. Christ transformed my heart through the life-giving relationships I experienced throughout my time in college, and He continues to invite me deeper into these relationships. 

My own personal transformation in college has formed a desire in me to bring the joy I experienced to others and introduce them to the message of the Gospel. Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level throughout His ministry on earth, and most of His time was spent investing deeply in a few. His example is the best method for reaching the world. I am constantly amazed at the ways Christ's example continues to work in and through so many individuals in a way that changes lives forever. 

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.

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 …