Clare Leif

Hello and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here! 


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Where I serve

I have the honor of serving at our Denver Support Center as the FOCUS Greek Program Manager. FOCUS Greek is a growing movement through FOCUS that specifically reaches fraternity men and sorority women on U.S. college campuses. FOCUS Greek exists to revolutionize Greek culture for Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church that impacts today, tomorrow, and eternity through raising up a transformed generation of fraternity and sorority leaders convicted to bring truth to the world. 

Before transferring to the Denver Support Center, I served three years as an on-campus missionary. I was placed at the University of North Dakota for my first two years on staff, and moved to Minnesota State - Mankato to be the team director for my third year! These two campuses were such a blessing for I am a midwest gal through and through. I grew up living the "Good Life" in Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln where I received my degree in Elementary Education. 

Team Mankato! (Year 3) From left to right: Michael, Katherine, Birgita + Huey with Baby Bernadette, Clare (Me), and Amanda. 

Team UND! (Year 2) From left to right: Connor, Clare (Me), Morgan, Angela, and Seyha

My Story

Coming into college, I was a lukewarm catholic. I knew faith was important but it was only reserved for Sundays and I lived a very different lifestyle every other day of the week. Going to Mass had become habitual and I was lacking in knowledge of my dignity as a daughter of God and how to have a relationship with the Lord. 

The summer before my Sophomore year in college my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and my stable, comfortable life was no longer existent. Through many challenges that year, I learned to rely on the Lord and allow Him to be my rock and strength. 

As the next two years unfolded, my desire to live a faith-centered life grew. I went on three mission trips, built a deep relationship with the Lord, and became a FOCUS student leader. With the help of a FOCUS missionary, I learned to pray with scripture, how to lead a bible study, and to share my faith with others. 

Now, 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've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus at UND and I am very excited to see what the Lord has in store for year three at MSU - Mankato!

Check out some of the students I worked with at UND and their stories below!

This is a picture of the women in "my discipleship chain" at the SEEK21 conference! 

I hosted a women's night for students at MSU! We talked about being daughters of God and made bouquets! 

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.

" Some serve by going on mission, others serve by giving to the mission. Without both, there is no mission".  - St Theresa of Calcutta. 

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 …