John Merkle

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Where I serve

In the summer of 2017 our family moved to Dublin, Ireland to take on a new role.  I serve from there as the Regional Director for Europe, leading the missionaries on our five campuses in Austria, Germany, England and Ireland, as well as exploring new opportunities for FOCUS throughout Europe.  Meredith is part of the team of missionaries on campus in Dublin.  The mission in Europe is a new expansion for FOCUS and we are blessed to see the Holy Spirit moving in powerful ways to bring about a new wave of faith.

My Story

We both decided to be FOCUS missionaries after the experiences we had in college. They showed us the reality of the intimate relationship that Jesus desires to live with all of us and what it means to live as His disciples bringing His light and love to others.  We both felt the Lord calling us to live this mission and share with others what we had found in Him.  We were married in 2016 after serving on campus together in 2014, and have dedicated our family to serving Christ in helping to make disciples of all nations.  As our family grows He continues to lead us on a great adventure.  Through the years we have been blessed to see thousands of young men and women throughout the States and now Europe fall in love with Jesus and give their lives generously to Him, seeking to live His will and bring many to know Him. 

Your Impact

The importance of this mission cannot be understated.  Our world desperately needs disciples of Jesus Christ who can witness in love and truth to those who are lost and hurting.  We know we cannot do this mission alone!

When we answered the call to join FOCUS, we made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help us through this mission.  We've been blessed with amazing people who have journeyed with us all along the way.  If you are interested in partnering with us, please email me the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you.

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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 …