Colton Cavey

"Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is, I wish it to be a place of consolation for you, a nest of love."

St. Padre Pio

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Where I serve

My fiancée, Kailee Johnson, and I serve the students of University of California Santa Barbara. I get to work specifically with male student athletes through Varsity Catholic, meeting them in the environment of Division 1 athletics. 

My Story

Kailee and I are so dang grateful to be provided the opportunity to reach college students with the love of God. We hope to exist as an avenue for our world's future leaders to encounter Christ and his heart set out for them. Understanding the brokenness of a life founded in the passing hopes of this world, our mission is to reveal the love, peace and joy that Jesus offers to his people every single day.

Attending Gonzaga University as a student athlete, I pretty easily allowed myself to be pulled into the culture that college had to offer me. But later encountering the fleeting nature of an identity so closely tied to wins, losses, good grades and bad, I felt God pull me into his arms in a pretty powerful way. Teaching me in prayer, over and over, that a humble mind and a heart resting in him is the most powerful and the most at peace. It's been a slow and steady process since then (slow mainly due to my common resistance, PRAY FOR ME) of trusting in God and allowing him to fill the Jesus sized hole in my heart. HOWEVER, I can truly say I have never been so full of life. 

Since then, God has blessed me with the opportunity to love Him, through college students (FOCUS) and through those encountering physical poverty in my homelessness ministry God So Loved. The greatest gift of all being that I get to go about it all with the love of my life!

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 UCSB. 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 …