Michelle Ragusa


Hello! My name's Michelle. I'm a Varsity Catholic FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

I serve at Belmont Abbey College in Charlotte, NC as a Varsity Catholic missionary with FOCUS; I outreach specifically to women athletes on campus. Walking with the students as they encounter and follow Christ and invite their peers to do the same was my greatest cause of joy during the past year and I am thrilled to return to the Abbey for another year!

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to encounter Christ and live in His abiding love. Encountering Christ and experiencing His call to go and make disciples during college changed my life and I saw the same desires in the students I served last year.  When I decided to "trade" collegiate cross country to start a Bible study, I never thought my two passions (running and sharing the Gospel) would be brought back together, but now God allows me to do both as a Varsity Catholic missionary with FOCUS! In the Gospel, Jesus continually meets the people where they are at and walks with them towards union with Him. He invested deeply in a few and I strive to allow Christ's movements in the Gospel to influence my work as a FOCUS missionary--guided by mercy and compassion. I truly believe that God brought FOCUS into my life so that I could grow in union with Him and live out fully His call to go and make disciples of all nations! Please keep me, my teammates, and the students at Belmont Abbey in your prayers. 

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely 100% 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 …