Lauren Vaccaro

Hello and welcome! My name is Lauren. I'm so blessed and honored to be serving our Lord as a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

God has called me into His beautiful mission to serve the students at Wayne State College in Nebraska. As I embark on my second year as a Missionary I am so excited to continue to invest in the students on campus.  I am a Florida girl born and raised, but the midwest is carving a special place in my heart. I am looking forward to the new adventures and encounters with students that await this year on Mission. 

My teammates pictured below: Elizabeth, Jared, Isaac, myself, and Dylan.

My Story


As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. 

FOCUS missionaries arrived on my college campus my Junior year.  I saw the transformation in the hearts of students as they became open to being on mission on their own campus. Through my own involvement as a student leader I got to participate in the small piece of the New Evangelization through leading bible studies and walking with other college women on their journeys in their Catholic faith. These experiences ignited a fire within my heart to go on mission full time with FOCUS.


In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus.

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 …