Leah Nielson

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

Support Leah

Where I serve

After serving a wonderful two years at the University of North Dakota and three years as the Team Director at DePauw University, I have transitioned to the Talent and Leadership Development department where I facilitate ongoing training for our leaders. In addition to working full-time for T&LD, I also work a few hours every week with the Freedom Project team--mentoring missionaries and walking with our staff who are struggling to find freedom in their daily life.  

My Story

As a student at USD, my life was changed by the simple, everyday power of community. The missionaries, myself, and other women would workout, get brunch after Mass, pray, and take trips together. We had movie nights, shopping trips, conferences, and retreats in which we could lift ourselves out of the typical college scene and then invite others into our lives.

As a campus missionary, that's exactly what I did. I invited students out of their comfort zones, teaching them to pray, and living life with them. Now, as a Support Center missionary, I coach our missionaries to be more effective leaders, evangelists, and disciples. 

Your Impact

Without any hesitation I know that I have been called to FOCUS, and I can't help but look eagerly ahead at my newest adventure. Are there challenges? Of course! However, I have a steadfast trust in the role that those challenges will play in not only my sanctification, but the sanctification of those with whom I work. Please pray for me as I "answer the call," and rest assured that you are in my prayers as well!
Live the adventure. Trust the Way.

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 …