Jonathon Spaid

Hello, and welcome to my family's support page! 

Nicole, Chiara (6), Augustine (4), Gemma (2) 

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Where I serve

I currently serve as the Manager of Mission Partner Development (MPD) where I get to mobilize Catholic missionaries for the New Evangelization by laying a foundation of excellence in personal support raising! I oversee the MPD training, coaching, and resource development for all FOCUS first year staff.

You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart!  
Jeremiah 29:13 

My Story

I encountered Jesus Christ in college at the University of Minnesota - Duluth at a FOCUS Conference, and it changed my life. Before the conference, I was enslaved to sin and living a party lifestyle, my faith in God was nearly nonexistent, and I was unhappy. Leading up to the conference, I had been praying in desperation with Jeremiah 29:13, "You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart." I told Jesus, "if You're real, show me." During the closing mass of the conference, I heard Jesus speak directly to my heart answering that very prayer. He told me, "Jonathon, if you really want to find me, become Catholic." After the conference, I turned away from the life I had been living and only 4 months later entered the Catholic Church. Since then I have been committed to living on mission and sharing the love and mercy of Jesus with as many people as I can. 

After graduating The University of Minnesota - Duluth with a BASc in Exercise Science I served at:

  • The University of Florida (2013)
  • Minnesota State University - Mankato (2013-2014)
  • Team Director at North Dakota State University (2014-2020)

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the prayers and financial generosity of mission partners like you. By partnering in this ministry you are advancing the kingdom of God by sending missionaries all across the country and even to the ends of the earth! The success of our ministry is because of your prayers and partnership! 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. 

Contact me at: [email protected]

Thank you for your prayers and partnership!
Jonathon and Nicole Spaid 
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