Mary Cason DeWitt

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

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Where I serve

I'm currently serving as the Team Director at The University of Kansas. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures, even as a flicker of light born of our personal certainty that, when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved.
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

My Story

I entered college with zero intentions of living out my Catholic faith. After a few years of searching for joy and fulfillment everywhere but the Church, I finally realized that only a relationship with Christ could fulfill the deepest desires of my heart. I was blessed to meet a FOCUS missionary at Georgia Tech, Deidre, who invested in me and showed me what it looked like to live a life for Christ.

Around the time I was looking for jobs for after graduation, the Lord called me to apply for FOCUS in a way that I couldn't ignore. I was scared to give up the picture that I had in my head of what my life was supposed to look like. Now, I can't imagine anything greater than sharing the love and mercy Christ has shown me in my life and helping lead college students closer to Christ.

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 how the Lord has worked in 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. I would love to set up a time to meet with you and share more of my story and the vision of FOCUS. 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 …