Holly Lancaster

Hello there! I am "Jolly Holly", the Events Manager for Special Events. Please see below 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

I am in my NINTH 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 17,000 attendees. 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 past January, our rock-star team hosted SLS20 where nearly 13,000 people joined us in Phoenix!

I am blessed to be getting married in June 2020 to my amazing fiance, Drew, and I hope you can meet him (if you haven't already)! It's exciting to see the things that Drew has been able to encounter because of my experience with FOCUS and the friendships and partnerships formed in his life because of this mission!

What's Coming Up:

Times are weird right now with COVID-19, but we are emerging stronger together! There are a lot of events that are moving remotely in the next few months and things are still happening!

WE ARE ALL MADE FOR MISSION... WHAT IF IT'S REAL? Our team, along so many others, are excited and preparing for SEEK21, which will be hosted in St. Louis from December 30 - January 3. SEEK21 is a five-day event where thousands will gather to ask the big questions about life, love, and true happiness.   (https://seek.focus.org/)

The Events team mission statement. 

My Story

My greatest desire is to become a saint and to bring others with me. 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 time serving 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.

My teammate Patrick had an amazing encounter at SEEK2019 and decided to enter the Church - our team was there to support him! 

I am also excited to continue living mission out in my parish life and extra-curricular activities, like workout classes and the small group Bible Study I am in every Tuesday! 

Your Impact

I pray that by knowing me, others may come to know Jesus. When I answered the call to join FOCUS many 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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