Colin Flattery

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

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Where I serve

I am excited to be a first-year missionary at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa!

My Story

Like most Catholics who reach their college years, I had fallen completely away from any sort of relationship with God by the time I was a freshman in community college. Dark and lonely were those years and by the time I transferred to the University of Northern Iowa, my only life goals were to graduate and start making as much money as possible so that I could finally begin living my life the way I wanted to. 

By the intentional outreach and friendship of another student who felt deeply convicted of his own call to mission, I was won back into a relationship with the Lord. I started to see that I was called to a plan much greater than anything I could design on my own. Through more and more authentic and prayerful relationships with students and FOCUS missionaries on campus, I began to feel challenged to give Christ my all by doing what is most needed of me and what makes me feel most alive -- sharing the gospel to our country's college students so that they may know the love and purpose the Lord has in store for them!

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. I would love to hear from you! You can reach me at (515) 573-0348 or by email at [email protected]

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 …