Samantha Gillingham

Hey! My name's Samantha and I love spontaneity and adventures...especially when they involve great company, lots of laughter, and ice cream or pizza!

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Where I serve

Upon Graduating from the University of Vermont in 2017, I became a FOCUS missionary. I served my first two years on staff at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. I then served this past year (my 3rd year on staff) as the Team Director at the United States Naval Academy. It has been an honor getting to lead and serve those who will graduate and serve our Country as Officers in the Navy. I am excited to announce that I will be returning to the Naval Academy as the Team Director for my fourth year!

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. 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. 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 …