Kimberly Layman

Hi! My name's Kimberly. I'm a FOCUS missionary at the University of South Dakota!

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Where I serve

God has called me as a missionary to serve the campus of the University of South Dakota. I love working with college students and sharing life with them- whether it is going to mass together, hammocking, enjoying a cup of coffee, or anything in between! Living life authentically at USD with students brings joy to my heart and it is exciting to run recklessly towards Christ with them.

My Story

Encountering the person of Jesus Christ and starting a relationship with Him is what has completely transformed my life. I was a struggling college student who was unknowingly seeking truth and joy in the wrong places. I realized through the encounter of true friendship, the Church, and most importantly through an encounter with Christ in the story of the woman an at the well, that what I had been thirsting for was Christ and that He would quench my thirst. Because of this, I am a committed Catholic who seeks Jesus first in all that I do because He gives me my life. I became confirmed as a Catholic on May 8th, 2016. As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. I know that students thirst for love and to be known, which I is why I am honored to share Jesus' thirst with those that I encounter. By teaching a few how to live life authentically, together we can make an impact on the world, in the same way that Christ did here on Earth.  I am blessed to be able to work with each beautiful soul on campus and to allow them to inspire me to continue to live life for Christ's glory!

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 …