Rebecca McCartney

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

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Where I serve

I have been called by the Lord to leave the cornfields of Nebraska to serve in the rolling hills of Tennessee. I am so excited to move south to meet the students God has entrusted to my team and I at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga! You'll typically find me hanging out at the university café, the Newman Center, or high-fiving people around campus. I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life -- I think you should hear it sometime! Come find me and I'd love to share it with you. :) 


My Story

   I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelors degree in Emergency and Disaster Management. During my time in college, I had a profound encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist and fell in love with the Catholic faith. I was drawn to be a FOCUS missionary because I have a deep desire to help other students encounter the love of Christ that I found in college. 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 by the 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 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 …