Kelly Steichen

Hello all! My name's Kelly, and I will be a FOCUS student employee serving at the national support center in Denver this summer. I am so excited to be working with the Events Team, and can't wait to join them in their mission to create a space for students around the world to encounter Christ!

"Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure." St. John Paul II 

Support Kelly

Where I serve

This summer, God has called me to serve Him at the FOCUS National Support Center in Denver, CO! Here, I will be working with the Events Team to plan life-changing conferences and other various events where students around the world  are transformed by the love of our Lord and then return to their campuses with a fire to share this love. 

At one of our recent conferences, SEEK, over 17,000 students gathered together and were profoundly impacted by the sacraments, powerful talks, and fellowship. As one of the students who attended this event, I can personally attest to the work FOCUS does, because here, the Lord drew me back into His loving embrace and instilled in me a deeper love for Him and my faith.

I believe that every person deserves a personal relationship with Christ, and it is my hope to help them develop one as I deepen in my own relationship with Him through the work I do and the personal and professional development I am so excited to receive this summer!

My Story

Having grown up in a Christian family, I was fortunate enough to listen to the lives of of the saints as my bedtime stories and experience God’s graces in the sacraments. As I grew in maturity and attended summer camps and mission trips, I slowly began to learn that faith was more than just reciting a memorized prayer each night and more about a personal relationship with Christ. 

However, it wasn’t until my freshman year of college when I started tearing down the walls of my heart and really listening to Him, rather than just talking at Him. From this point on, I began to confidently call Jesus my God, my friend, and my lover. Even though every day presents a new challenge to fully surrender to his will for me, Christ’s call to abandon my pride and worldly attachments and recklessly run back to Him is now stronger than ever. I desire to just be with Him, and for the two of us just to rest in the gaze of the other. I know He delights in me, and the more that I learn about Him, the more my heart is softened towards Him. 

This love is completely transformational, as I am slowly beginning to see myself more and more in His eyes and lean completely on His strength. Celebrating mass, the sacraments, and prayer have a completely new meaning to me now because I am finally opening myself up to the gifts He has been trying to give me, hearing Him speak through the Scriptures, and recognizing Him as sovereign over all.

Now having experienced how truly healing the love of our Lord is, I simply desire to be a vessel of God's love for others. I find the utmost joy and fulfillment in sharing His light and hope that the way I live my life can point others to Him!

Your Impact

One of the best parts of this call to serve FOCUS is that I get to invite others to join me on mission through their spiritual and financial support. Relying on this support has shown me the beauty of what God truly provides at the hands of others. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and we will find a time to chat! It is an honor to share the urgency of this mission with you!  

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