Jen Slack

Hi! My name's Jen. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

God first called me to share him with my classmates while I was still in college at the University of North Dakota. Post-graduation, he brought me to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where I served as a FOCUS missionary for the last two years. Most recently Jesus has invited me to the digital outreach team, where I get to serve students all across the country, share the joy of the Gospel with them, and help equip them to be God's hands and feet on their own individual campuses.

My Story

I grew up Protestant but quickly became disillusioned with my image of who I thought God the Father was and fell away from my faith in college. Through the nudging of the Holy Spirit and the realization that the promises of the world couldn't make me happy, I began to give God another chance and reconsider faith in God from the ground up. Soon my exploration led me to the truth, beauty, and goodness of God manifested in his Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. Every day I find a new reason to be Catholic as Jesus continues to unveil who he is, who I am, and how much he loves the whole world and desires to make each person happy and whole in the house of our loving Father. Jesus is on a mission to show the world the merciful heart of his Father and bring every lost son and daughter home and I am honored to be invited into this vital work of love as his missionary. 

Your Impact

When I first began to reexamine the God question, a FOCUS missionary named Becky played a vital role in helping reveal God to me. This missionary's presence on my campus was made possible by her mission partners - men and women who provided her with the financial and prayer support she needed in order to be on mission on my campus. Becky's mission partners loved me enough, even without having ever even met me, to say yes to supporting Becky and helping her to come serve on my campus. Those mission partners' generosity changed my life. If you are interested in partnering with me to help me do for others what Becky and her mission partners did for me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. In the words of Pope Francis, "We become fully human when we become more than human, when we let God bring us beyond ourselves in order to attain the fullest truth of our being. Here we find the source and inspiration of all our efforts at evangelization. For if we have received the love which restores meaning to our lives, how can we fail to share that love with others?" I'd be honored to share this mission with you! 

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 …