Joseph and Francesca O'Loughlin
Joseph and Francesca O'Loughlin
We serve at the Denver Support Center. Cesca is a Program Director, handling document management for the Director Staff of the Great North Region. Joseph serves as a Quantitative Analyst for the Quality, Growth, and Innovation office.
My name is Francesca O'Loughlin and my husband Joseph and I both graduated from Colorado State University and now serve as missionaries at FOCUS's National Support Center in Genesee, Colorado.
While in college at Colorado State University I was privileged to work with FOCUS for three and a half years as a student leader where I mentored other students and lead small group bible studies. The FOCUS community at CSU not only helped guide me in my journey to know, love and serve Jesus, but kindled a zeal to fulfill the call of bringing Him to those around me hungering for the truth. While building this relationship with Christ I was also blessed to meet and build relationships with amazing people who shared my faith, including my husband, Joseph O'Loughlin, who is also a graduate of CSU. After studying abroad in Spain for a semester, Joseph was convicted of the necessary work of FOCUS by the state of the Church in Europe and their desperate need for the New Evangelization. As students we both served in FOCUS leadership at CSU for two years till Joseph graduated in 2011 and joined FOCUS as a misionary; he was sent to the University of Colorado in Boulder his first year.
After I graduated CSU in 2012 Joseph and I were married that August then returned to Boulder where we were blessed to spent our first year of marriage serving as missionaries together.
How We Got Here
After serving at CU for two years Joseph served another year at CU as an affiliate (part-time) missionary while continuing his studies part-time in economics, while I began working at National Office in Genessee (FOCUS Headquarters) to serve with the Collegiate Outreach Team as the Program Director, where I support the regional staff that manage our campus missionaries as well as managing some of the aspects of campus expansion, hiring missionaries, and building up leadership within the organization through training and team director promotion.
The following year we moved to Madrid, Spain where Joseph accepted a one year Master's program at the University of Alcala. While Joseph earned his research Master's in Teaching I continued serving FOCUS as a Program Director remotely. After Joseph's graduation in August 2015 we returned to Colorado along with our first child, Isabella, who was born five months later on January 7th, 2016.
Upon our return State-side Joseph returned to FOCUS to use his economics and research experience serving in our national office as a data analyst with the Quality, Growth, and Innovation Team. He and his team help ensure that FOCUS maintains and continues to improve the quality of our programs and are prepared for growth as we expand to new campuses both in our leadership development both within the organization and in the students we serve on campus.
It is a great joy for us to get to be working together again serving this incredible mission.
Thank you so much for joining us in our mission, we are absolutely amazed and humbled by the grace God has blessed us with to serve this mission, and it is only through you're incredible support that this blessing is made possible.
Be assured of our constant gratitude and prayers, may God bless you abundantly!
We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.
By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.
We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …