Where I serve
I have the great privilege of working at the FOCUS National Office in the Music Department. Our main goals are to provide music for national events (SEEK, SLS, New Staff Training), various retreats, and music at the Denver Support Center. We also co-produced the first-ever FOCUS recording project entitled, "Origin (a beauty initiative within FOCUS)" - be sure to watch the video below to learn more about this exciting and unique endeavor!
Though born and raised Catholic, my faith really came alive as at age 16 through parish youth group, retreats, and foreign mission trips. As a college student I was involved in leadership at Florida State University, which is where I really began leading worship. After graduation I spent a year in the seminary to consider a possible call to the priesthood - to live radically in service of Christ and His Church. The Lord called me out of seminary to pursue the call to married life, and I ended up accepting a job across the country in Denver, Colorado. I served at several different parishes over six years in youth and music ministry, and joined as a FOCUS missionary in 2007. After working on campus at Colorado School of Mines and the University of Denver for four years, I transitioned to the FOCUS National Office to apply my time and gifting to build up our music efforts for national events.
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 live out this missionary calling. Like the entire Christian life, the life of a missionary reminds my family and I that we are totally and at every moment dependent upon the Lord's providence. We've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with us as we serve this exciting mission. If you are interested in partnering with Joy and the children and I, 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.
Little Isaac Thomas Garrison, born January 28, 2016