Meredith Merkle

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

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Where we serve

          My husband John and I serve on the Southern Plains Regional team responsible for the leading and care of 29 campuses. After my first two glorious years working with the students at Texas A&M, John and I were married in July 2016 and I subsequently moved up to join him at the Denver Support Center. We have the privilege to be "missionaries to the missionaries" in mentoring, forming, and supporting them to be the most fruitful they can be in Jesus' Great Commission making disciples of all nations.  

Our Story

          After serving one year together on campus, sharing the love of Christ and growing in friendship, John and I knew that God was calling us to pursue a relationship. One year later we were married, and we are expecting our first child in April 2017. God has been so generous and faithful to us! I feel that my life is not my own but it is Christ who lives in me.   

          My greatest desire is to know Christ and to make Him known. 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. 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. 

          Friendship is the key to everything. It is with our friends that we learn how to live and to love; our friends are the people who shape us into the men and women we become. In a culture where our young people have forgotten how to have real friendships, I have found joy in discovering with my disciples how to love, how to trust, and ultimately how to have a true friendship with Jesus. Unleashing this power of friendship that each person was created with the capacity and the deep desire for within their own heart will transform our culture for Jesus Christ and His Church. 

Your Impact

          When we answered the call to join FOCUS, we made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help us accomplish this mission. We've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with us as we transitioned from on campus to leadership roles, into our marriage, and have moved across the country. If you are interested in partnering with us, please let us know of the best way to reach you and we will schedule an appointment. We would be honored to share this mission with you!

email: [email protected]  |  cell: 832.381.6545

For more about John, visit his page at:

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 …