Eleni Phelps

Hello! My name is Eleni and I am a FOCUS missionary.

I love Jesus Christ, studying apologetics, fancy cheese, and exploring the beautiful mountains of Virginia with my students.

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Where I serve

My mission is to take this newfound passion and zeal that I have for the Faith and inspire college students to seek out a deeper relationship with Christ. I am currently serving at Bowling Green State University  in Bowling Green, Ohio.  

College students are at a point in their lives in which they can change the future. They have the ability to completely diminish this idea of Moral Relativism that our society has adopted and return to accepting the One Truth. We can do this by simply returning to our calling as sons and daughters of God and fulfilling the teachings of Christ Jesus.

I hope to welcome each student I meet into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, wherever they are in their faith journey. As a FOCUS missionary, I will be walking with multiple students through one-on-one discipleship as well as inviting them to explore more of God's Word through small group Bible studies.

"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19-20

My Story

I transferred to Radford University in 2012 to begin my sophomore year of college. At the time I was only a 2 year old Catholic. Thinking that my conversion story ended the moment I was baptized, I figured I had it all figured out. Boy was I wrong. I still found myself searching for completion, utter fulfillment. I had found my one true Home (the Catholic Church) now all I needed was my one true Love.

Unfortunately, I began my search on a secular college campus. I tried filling that void in my heart by embracing the typical college lifestyle and not pursuing my faith at all. It still left me feeling empty and even more unloved. Come spring semester, the Lord pushed me to get more involved with our Catholic Campus Ministry group. I ended up spending a week with them on a pilgrimage in Poland during our Spring break. There I learned more about the beauty and depth of our Catholic Faith and thirsted for more. I was then taught through discipleship, from the Evangelical Catholic, how to gain and maintain a personal relationship with Christ through daily prayer and the Scriptures.

One morning during prayer it finally hit me, I felt an overwhelming sense of love deep within my core radiating throughout my body. The love that Jesus had for me was the true love I was searching for. Ever since that morning, I longed to spread this joy, this beautiful love that I finally allowed to touch my heart.

Your Impact

This mission is becoming increasingly important in today's world, and I need your help! Today, 90% of students lose their faith in their four years on campus. But don't lose hope! Through your prayers and financial support, you can help me to more fully serve the students on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi and combat this staggering statistic.

All donations are 100% tax deductible! If you have any questions, prayer requests, or would like to talk more in depth about my mission, feel free to contact me using the information below.
Thank you for your prayers and support! God Bless!

Eleni Phelps

(434) 509-3232
[email protected]

Checks may be made out to FOCUS with Eleni Phelps on the memo line. Please mail checks to
Fellowship of Catholic University Students
P.O. Box 18710
Golden, CO 80402-9809

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

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