Jessica Laurenzano

Hi! My name's Jess and I'm a FOCUS missionary :)

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Where I serve

I'm excited to stay on with the Missions Department in Denver as I jump into my sixth year on staff! As a Missions Specialist, I support our on-campus missionaries as they prepare to lead their students on mission, an endeavor that is meant to reinforce all of their hard work on campus. I've witnessed the life-changing impact that these trips can have when students give the Holy Spirit time and space to move, and I trust that the Lord will continue to wow us this next season. After an incredible experience serving for 4 years at West Point, it's a joy to serve with Missions in a role that ties in my passion for traveling and coaching - all in an effort to make Him known in every corner of our campuses and of the world!

My Story

I was blessed to be raised in a Catholic family, and it was in college that I truly encountered the person of Jesus Christ and began to grow in relationship with Him. Since then, my world has been filled with life and adventure in a way I never imagined possible. I'm taking on this new role with the Missions Department because I firmly believe that by saying yes, God will continue to transform my own heart and use our ministry to transform the lives of students (and many others!) across the world.

College is truly a time when we begin to discover who we are and what we are called to in life. Our culture is inundated with distractions and pleasures that are not truly fulfilling, and this is particularly evident on the college campus. I have a heart for walking with students who are seeking answers to the biggest questions in life, and I've learned that we can best guide them by engaging them and creating opportunities for them to encounter the Lord. It's my hope that all of our students on campus will come to know how deeply they are loved and that they will experience the great joy and freedom that God desires for them!

Your Impact

None of this would be possible without you! I ask that you keep my team and the students who will join us on mission in your prayers, and that you consider joining my monthly support team. As a missionary, I fundraise my entire salary in order to be fully available to the mission entrusted to me - an endeavor that has been abundantly blessed. I have an amazing team of supporters who have become a valuable and integrated part of this ministry through their creativity and generosity. It would be an honor to have you join me as well!

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 …