Joe Bianco

Hey! My name's Joe. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

Western Washington University is a campus full of college students searching and deciding what type of people they will become. College students represent the bulk of individuals who will be the leaders in our culture and Church tomorrow. As a Catholic missionary, I will be investing in the lives of college men to introduce them to Christ and the Church, mentor and form them in the faith and finally send them out to do the same. I will be doing this primarily through genuine friendships with students, leading Bible studies and sharing the relationship I have with Christ. Imagine the impact that mission work on college campuses could have on the future of society and the Church! With prayers and support, I will do my best to bring the Gospel to these students deciding who they will become.

My Story

I grew up outside of Philadelphia and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville, studying Theology and Catechetics. I was raised in a cradle Catholic family and ever since I was young, the truth and hope which Christ brings has meant so much to me. Knowing and experiencing the unconditional love of God and the transforming grace of Christ in the Sacraments has brought incredible peace and joy into my life and has moved me to share this joy with others. I love playing sports, guitar and doing outdoor activities like hiking and camping. I love sharing these experiences with others because they bring me so much joy. In the same way, I wish to share this greater joy that I have found in Christ with others.    

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, 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 as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. 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 …