Ellen Chadbourne

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

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Where I serve

I am happy to be serving at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Southwestern Virginia has quickly become home for me and I will never get tired of being surrounded by the beauty of the blue ridge mountains!


My Story

When I was working my 9-5 job after college, I was overwhelmed by the deep brokenness I saw in the young adults I was befriending. In college my FOCUS missionaries showed me a way of living that was greater and more beautiful than just surviving. This past year God has put a desire on my heart to serve with the organization that helped me encounter Him and His great love and mercy for me. I am serving as a FOCUS missionary to interrupt the lives of students to show them the great adventure God desires for them, as many have done for me in the past. 

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.

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 …