Holly Lancaster

Hello there! I am "Jolly Holly", a senior events specialist. I'd love to share more with you about the mission that God is calling me to serve!

"Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure!" - Pope St. John Paul II

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Where I serve

Hello and welcome to my page! I can't believe I am in my EIGHTH year with FOCUS, praise God! After serving in a few different roles, both on and off campus, I am happy to have returned to the Denver Support Center to work with our national Events team.  I am honored to serve the mission by planning over 20 events which range from 50 to 15,000 attendees and to accompany many different departments and vendors in this planning. These events help provide different opportunities for people to encounter Christ in a deeper way, and thousands of lives have been already been changed!

This last January (2018), our rock-star team hosted SLS18, where over 8,000 people joined us in Chicago! We even had a surprise visit from Jim Caveziel, who played Jesus in the Passion and gave amazing words of encouragement! (www.sls18.com)

COMING UP: I have taken on a leadership role within our team to oversee "smaller" special events- things like recruitment weekends, Go Forth, and other events for our Denver Support Center staff. What an honor it is to get to serve FOCUS in this way!

Our team is in preparation for SEEK2019 which will be January 3-7, 2019 in Indianapolis. SEEK2019 is about discovery. It's about finding a new perspective, asking real questions and becoming who you were meant to be.  (www.seek2019.com) 

  I hope you can join us, and if not, then please pray for us!

I have been blessed over the last few years to really invest time outside of FOCUS. Whether it be in a workout class through the rec center or in my parish as an EMHC, lector and gala chair, the Lord has been placing different people in my life to get to know and invite to know Jesus. It is my prayer that by knowing me, others may come to know the Lord!

The 2018-2019 FOCUS Events Team: Christine, Carol, Tori, Katie, Becca, Jamie, Mary, Briana; Dave, Steve, Mat, Holly (me), Schyler, Jonathan, Patrick

My Story

My greatest desire is to become a saint. I was a junior at Benedictine College when my life was truly transformed. Although I went on many different retreats, and attended Mass regularly, I didn't have a personal relationship with Jesus. After encountering two FOCUS missionaries and a study abroad semester, there was nothing more that I wanted than to bring the joy I had personally experienced to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. It's amazing to see the impact that has happened over my past seven years with FOCUS and the changes in my own family's faith life as well. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus, in my parish and young adult community, and at the Denver Support Center.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS just over seven years ago, 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 both at the Denver Support Center and on campus. I would love to share this mission with you and how FOCUS is impacting the lives of thousands and invite you into this partnership with me! I am not able to do this work without you and I ask that you prayerfully consider joining me in this amazing effort!

As Mother Teresa says, "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." I look forward to doing these small things with great love, with YOU!

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