Where I serve
I am on the national FOCUS Recruitment team! I manage our hiring goals in the East Region! What a gift it has been to speak at campuses from across the country, from UCLA to NYU, about what FOCUS is doing in the church for young people. I get to inspire students everyday to be missionaries, with FOCUS or without FOCUS. I challenge them to set the faith on fire and to continue to make it come alive. I believe the future of FOCUS is in the hands of our future missionaries and I am honored to help find them, encourage them, and hire them! Thank you so much for all of your support and prayers!
I grew up in Nebraska and attended UNL as a Theatre Performance major. With the help of a FOCUS missionary and the blessing of being cast as Joan of Arc, I discovered what it meant to have a personal relationship with Christ and it changed everything. With grad school in England on the table, becoming a missionary was not in my plans. God is good and knows us far better than we know ourselves. Now my heart is set on sharing the love Christ has given me through art and genuine encounters! Check out my blog here!
I am a part of a truly beautiful and thriving
organization. FOCUS changed my life in
college. Through the work of FOCUS missionaries, I found my home in the Church
again. There was a moment my senior year when I thought there was no way FOCUS
could help me or challenge me more that it already had. And then I because a
three years as a missionary within the FOCUS community have called me to deeper
virtue, deeper love, and a deeper trust in our Lord. Together as missionaries,
we call each other, as well as our students, to look up rather than look down
in the midst of hardship. We hold each other accountable to daily prayer, daily
Mass, to the sacraments, to patience, and to sharing the joy that is within us.
I honestly cannot believe the person I am becoming, and so much of it is thanks
to my fellow missionaries, the students, and my amazing mission partners. These beautiful people are
letting the Holy Spirit work through them in a way that’s changing our culture.
Tolkien said, “Little by little, one travels far.” I think this reigns true for
FOCUS, its missionaries, and it's supporters.