Emily & Jeff Runyan


United in mission through the sacrament of marriage on April 2, 2016!

We are so grateful for your generosity! 

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Where we serve

The Lord blessed Jeff & Emily's time as missionaries on campus (Jeff served at the Airforce Academy and Emily served at Arizona State University and the University of Southern California) and has led them to serve in other areas of leadership in FOCUS. Jeff is the director of FOCUS Missions. Jeff is in charge of about 125 mission trips in 45 countries, with nearly 2,175 students encountering Christ in the poor on mission this year. Emily serves as a Recruitment Manager on the FOCUS Recruitment team recruiting & interviewing 800 potential missionaries, helping them to recognize how they are called to serve Christ in the Great Commission.

Our Story

Jeff & Emily were led to the heart of Jesus Christ by different paths, but met while serving on mission in the Dominican Republic. A few years later they began dating and while on mission in the Amazon of Brazil, Jeff asked Emily to join Him in mission for a lifetime through their vocation of marriage. She said yes, and they were married on April 2, 2016.

Your Impact

When we answered the call to join FOCUS, we made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. We've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as we serve on campus. As we continue this journey in our vocation of marriage, we invite you to join our support team. Thank you so much and God bless!

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 …