Jessy Kaufman

Hello! My name's Jessy. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

I am in my seventh year with FOCUS, and I am a Program Director for our North Area. This area helps to lead the college campus teams and parish teams in eight states-Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota.  I began my time in FOCUS on the campus of Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, where my family and I now reside.  This little town sits on the bank of the Mississippi River, and it is famous for its local touch to every venue and for its beautiful bluffs! I am blessed to serve in the role of Program Director for my third year, as it has allowed me to stay close to the heart of our mission and stay faithful to my vocation. My husband Kristopher and I have two sons, Xavier and Kolbe, with our third little one coming this August, and we are eternally grateful to God for our calling to FOCUS.

My Story

God took hold of my heart at a very young age and has continually pursued me to bring me into mission many times over. However, my moment with God in St. Peter's Basilica on January 1st, 2006 graced me with pure conviction of my purpose--to live for something greater and invite every person I encounter into relationship with the Something Greater. Through my revelation, I discovered that when we ask Jesus what He wants us to do, He answers. So, what does He want you to do?

Your Impact

I pray that He is calling you to be a part of the Great Commission with me, to illuminate the Gospel of Love to college students. Through your support, I will have the ability to help raise up missionaries to build relationships with young men and women, develop bible studies with them, delve into one-on-one mentoring with them in discipleship, and change the world for Christ. Please join me! Thank you! God bless! "I thank my God at every remembrance of you" (Philippians 1:3).


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 …