Derek Shaheen

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

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Where I serve

I currently serve at the University of Nebraska-Omaha (Go Mavs!)

God has called me to serve college students because college was an incredibly transformative time in my life. It was during this time that I discovered the joy and freedom of living as a son of God and letting Him father me. Because of this, I want to bring the joy of the Gospel to other college students. Most days you'll see me on campus, at the student center, or hopefully playing some kind of sport.

My Story

As mentioned, it was during college that I really discovered the beauty of the Catholic faith. As a missionary, my greatest desire is to show students that the only true way to find fulfillment is in a relationship with their Heavenly Father. During my time in college, there were many FOCUS missionaries that invested in me and helped me discover the Father's love for me. It is my desire to give my life to that same mission. 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. 

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 can't do this alone! This is God's mission, not mine, and He asks me to mobilize a team of supporters to help impact lives. By generously joining this mission, you will be accompanying me in fulfilling the great commission, winning souls for Christ, and giving hope to this world! 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!

[email protected]  |  785-410-4735

Some give by going to the mission. Others go by giving to the mission. Without both, there is no mission. 
St. Mother Teresa


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 …