Katherine Prevost

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students. I am so excited to be placed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison! 

My Story

College was supposed to be the time of my life when I pursued my dream of becoming a Physician Assistant and set my future up for a successful career. I had always thought this is what would bring me the most happiness. As I began to strengthen my relationship with Jesus, I noticed that I was feeling uneasy about the future but I didn’t understand why. The fears I had never had, became a constant thought in the back of my mind and everything I thought would make me happy seemed dreadful. Throughout my last year of college, I began to spend a lot of time with the missionaries on campus. I was very interested in what they did and wondered what it might be like if I were to become a missionary. I quickly dismissed this thought because I knew what I wanted to do. The Lord knows me better than I know myself and He definitely knew that I needed Him to plainly tell me what His plans were. One night as I was explaining my uneasiness about the future to a friend, I heard the voice of God very clearly for the first time. Although God sounded a lot like my friend, Allie, I know that it was Him speaking through her. She grabbed my hand, looked at me directly in the eyes and said, “how great would it be if the two of us became FOCUS missionaries together?” All of the anxiety I had been having about my future plans subsided and I had such calmness when she asked me this question. My response came as a surprise even to me when I said, “I think we are both being called to this.” I continued to pray about this new path I may be taking and through a lot of prayer and discernment I knew I was being called to something much greater than myself.  Rather than continuing on to grad school I have accepted a position as a FOCUS missionary for the next two years. Initially, this was difficult to explain to my friends and family and most of them did not understand why I would put off my career. It has been amazing to see how Christ has transformed not only my life, but the people whom I am closest with, as well.  

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. My email is [email protected] 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 …