Kailee Johnson 

You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.

-Augustine of Hippo

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Where I serve

I am so excited to answer God's call alongside my fiancé, Colton Cavey, to serve at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

My Story

As missionaries, our greatest desire is to lead students to Christ. Both mine and Colton's lives have been radically transformed by Jesus and we want nothing more than to offer His joy and Mercy to others through the life-changing message of the Gospel.

In knowing from personal experience how lonely, confusing, and even destructive the college culture can be, living out the faith has become a great battle. Many students find themselves struggling with depression, addiction, and a lack of purpose for their lives. This is exactly how I felt during my first year of college. I had gotten sucked into the college lifestyle and quickly found myself seeking happiness in ways that only left me feeling more broken and alone.

It was then when my life seemed to be at its darkest point that the Lord chose to enter into my life in such a powerful way. Growing up I was never taught how to have a true relationship with Jesus Christ or that it was even possible until I met a FOCUS missionary later my first year. She met me in the midst of all my sin and confusion and for the first time ever, revealed to me what it looked like to have a personal relationship with Jesus. The invitation she offered me to leave behind a world of mediocrity in exchange for being in communion with the Creator of the world was everything I had been searching for and more. It was the boldness of her "yes" to living out the gospel that allowed the Lord to eternally transform my life. It is now my deepest desire to allow the Holy Spirit to do the same thing for others.

Your Impact

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 the most amazing people who have journeyed with us as we serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with Colton and me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. We'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 …