Deidre Merrill

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

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Where I serve

I am currently serving my 7th year with FOCUS. For the past 6 years I have served as a missionary and Team Director at Georgia Tech. This year I will be stepping into a new role as a Philanthropy Engagement Manager and I am so excited!

My Story

Jesus Christ has transformed my life in a deeply powerful way when I was a junior in college! I spent the first two years of college searching for happiness everywhere, while being completely wrapped up in my identity as an athlete. Everywhere I was searching for fulfillment only left me more empty until I experienced Christ love in a new and profound way on a silent retreat. For the first time I felt at peace and experienced a true deep joy! Since choosing to follow Jesus, my life has never been so full of love, joy, and true fulfillment!

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. You can contact me at 941-626-3056 or [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

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …