Ryan Saltness

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

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Where I serve

God has graciously called me to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to serve with this great team:

My Story

I was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota. You could have found me in my youth out on the rink playing pond hockey or out on the baseball field with some friends. My love for the land of the lakes led me to further my education in central Minnesota at St. John's University. My undergraduate years had been some very stretching years. This time had afforded me the opportunity to learn more about myself. It had been the friendships of those in FOCUS and faithful role models at St. John’s that have invited me to the beauty of living my life through the lens of Jesus Christ. Doing so has brought me not only to greater joy, but also to greater responsibility. That joy and responsibility has led me to meet Jesus Christ, who changed the way in which I want to live my life. I’m beyond excited to enter into this mission.

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 …