Joseph Schultz

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

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Where I serve

It fills me with great joy to have the opportunity to serve God on the College Campus as a FOCUS missionary. You'll probably meet me trying to get you to share a meal, coffee, and some good conversation. I love getting to know people and sharing my faith and heart with those I meet.

My Story

My conversion was a slow one.

At least, that's how I felt about it in college. I'd resigned myself to the idea that the most I would ever find in my faith was a pursuit of knowledge. I knew what God was in my head, but it hadn't quite made it to my heart. It wasn't from a lack of trying either, I'd had plenty of examples and people in my life who I should have looked up to. But God was a purely academic ideal for me, and when exposed to people who did feel him, I chose to turn my back on them rather than let them into my jaded heart. 

That is until I met Chris Schiller. 

Chris was the first person to really show me what it meant to see God's presence, feel it from the depths of his heart, and have it permeate every single interaction he had with me and with others. He presented his faith to me through his life. He had a zeal for life that I wanted, and that zeal came from a love of the Lord. That's what won me over. The Lord worked through him in a miraculous way to speak to and soften my heart.

Chris became the first of many close friends and missionaries to impact my life on campus. Liz challenged me to lead my first college bible study. Ryan, Alex and Drew showed me the joy and fruitfulness of leadership. Andrew and Marshall showed me how a servant leader looks. Claire and Sara for showing me joy and perseverance in the face of frustration.  These my family, these students, missionaries,  and many others, provided the 'yes' in their lives to the Holy Spirt to prompt me to grow, to be challenged, and to encourage me to greater heights and depths. 

Through those challenges I've grown to find that there is so much more to faith than just a pursuit of the truth, that God is a very real, very present part of who I am and who I strive to be. 

This has led me to follow the call to pursue the hearts of students on the college campus. There has never been a greater need to show students how loved they are and how to love 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 …