Hayley Wiegand

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

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Where I serve

For the past two years, I spent my time on the Carnegie Mellon cut in the heart of beautiful Pittsburgh, PA. This year however, you'll find me back in the Good Life at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Go Big Red! I'm excited to be returning to my alma mater, get involved with intramural sports, and serve the men & women of UNL's Greek Community. The top three places you'll most likely find me on campus will be any sorority house over lunch time, outside on the Selleck Quad, or working with students at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church aka The Newman Center.

My Story

I grew up in a practicing Catholic family, going to high school youth group, and pretty much being the "good Catholic girl" because that's who I thought that's who I had to be for my parents and for my Church family. By the time I got to college, I was tired of constantly living to please everyone else, putting on a facade of what I thought others wanted me to be.

Upon entering college as a freshman at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, I joined a sorority, looking to find authentic friendships and who I really was. By the grace of God, one of my Alpha Xi Delta sisters invited me to the FOCUS Bible Study that she led for our chapter house. I found community within my sorority and the Newman Center at UNL, which really lead me closer to actually loving God the Father, rather than just the idea of Him.

As a student, I began my own Bible study for Greek women on campus, desiring to show other women how beautiful authentic femininity truly is. It was only a natural next step in God's path for me to apply for FOCUS staff after I had been a student missionary, participated in mission trips, and was part of UNL's FOCUS Greek executive team. Now I am being called back to serve my younger brothers & sisters in the UNL Greek community, growing closer to the Lord! Community and a sense of belonging was what my heart desired, and God has brought me everything and more than what I had imagined possible.

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. My team is made of more than just the men and women who physically serve with day to day. Generous people like YOU can also join us in this work by partnering with me! 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. 

Hayley Wiegand                                                                                                                     Campus Missionary, University of Nebraska - Lincoln                                                   402.253.5070                                                                                                                 [email protected]

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