Joe Heyrman

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.” - Augustine 

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Where I serve

I serve as a missionary at Iowa State University (...roll Clones)! I arrived on campus fall of 2021 and have enjoyed every minute of it. You can find me having philosophical conversations in the St. Thomas Aquinas student lounge, walking around campus, beating students at board games, or playing basketball at Lied. Some things I am passionate about include sports (watching, playing, debating...), health / fitness, and learning via podcasts.  With that said, there is nothing I enjoy more than sharing the joy of Jesus Christ in conversations.  

My Story

My last semester of college at UW-Madison, the Lord placed a late call on my heart to set aside my med school aspirations and serve Him as a Catholic missionary on college campuses. As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus, and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best means of reaching the world.

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 …