Mikaela Janes

"Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we get to heaven."

-St. Rose of Lima

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Where I serve

I have the gift of serving at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD as a second-year missionary on a fun, outgoing team of five. Go Yotes!

My Story

I was born and raised in a softball-playing, Packers loving, Catholic home outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin as the oldest of three girls. Growing up in the Catholic church and trusting in God, I was blessed with an understanding and intimate relationship with Jesus at a young age. It was not until college, that I found out how alive, on fire, young, and beautiful the Catholic Church was. Through many loving, authentic friendships I was called higher and challenged to live out my daughterhood in a more radiant way. 

I am extremely passionate about student-athlete outreach, especially the need for a the investment of mind, body, and soul! I was on the Drake University rowing team for four years where I lived in the pressures of college athlete culture. I saw the need for the Lord to redeem college sports. His presence is the source of peace and joy, and I strongly desired to shine a bright light in women's athletics. 


Your Impact

My goal in mission is the image below.  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. Let's make heaven crowded!!

(The Adoration of the Lamb, Jan Van Eyck, 1429).

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 …