Deidre Fleetwood

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students for my first semester at the University of Pittsburgh. You'll typically find me hanging out at Cathy, the Newman Center, or laughing loudly with the girls I've invested in- all around campus! I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life -- I think you should hear it sometime! Contact me at 302-357-7646 and I'd love to share how Jesus has radically shaped my heart and how He desires to love you as well. 

My Story

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. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus. There is a deep desire on my heart to raise up servant leaders for the church- These students we will be evangelizing and growing in relationship with are the future of the Church, and will be in our parishes in no time. I hope to raise up servants of love not only in the Church but future workplaces, and eventually the world.

In my own time as a student at the University of Pittsburgh, I had felt small and alone in a culture that tells you that you are only worth how much you put out. Whether in being the life of the party, or in my classes, I found that I was losing little bits and pieces of myself as time went on. The first time I felt truly seen, known, and loved was several months into my spring semester, when I encountered a FOCUS missionary after mass one day. It was in that that I saw the face of Christ and His desperate pursuit of my heart. It was through true, virtuous friendships with these missionaries, and by the Holy Spirit, that I received this call to go out and love the same way these missionaries did for me on college campuses. I am so honored to be a part of this organization, and this mission. I hope you will join me!

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.

Please pray for my team and the students we will be encountering this year!

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 …