Tally Latcham

Hi, I'm Tally! I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado but now I spend my time in sunny California loving on college women as the Team Director at UCLA.

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Where I serve

In 2015 the Lord rocked my life and He called me not only to join the Catholic Church, but to serve His kingdom by quitting my job and becoming a FOCUS missionary. I am blessed to serve at the University of California- Los Angeles. Living in the City of Angels has been an incredible experience. I am surrounded by a wildly diverse group of students who are talented, driven and such a delight to be with. Whether I'm watching students perform in a Frank Sinatra tribute show, learning how to cook traditional Filipino meals, hiking to the Hollywood sign, window shopping on Rodeo Drive or playing beach games and watching the sunset in Santa Monica, you can bet I have a smile on my face and am in shock that yes, this is actually my job!

My Story

I was raised in a very faithful Evangelical Christian home and have loved the Lord my whole life. I began exploring the Catholic Church after college as I wrestled with the idea of one Truth. Surely each of the 33,000+ Protestant denominations couldn't all be right. I became captivated by the beauty and the reverence of the Mass and my soul longed to encounter Christ in an intimate and physical way in the Eucharist. If the Catholic Church was really the Church that Jesus came to establish in Matthew 16:18 then I knew I had to be a part of it. I was confirmed at the Easter Vigil in 2015. 

I decided to join FOCUS because I am desperately in love with Jesus and I want others to have the same joy and peace that He has given me. I want to show the searching college students that they are known and loved by a God who desires a profoundly personal relationship with them. I am determined to bring authentic friendship and a deep love for Christ and His Church to a historically dark place. I can't do much on my own, but Jesus working through me can change lives. 

There are so many misconceptions about the Catholic faith and I want to share with my Protestant brothers and sisters that when our faith is lived out the way that God intended for it to be, it is the most intimate, satisfying relationship with our Lord that you could ever imagine. There are also many Catholics who don't realize the beauty of what they have, so I want to reignite a passion for the Sacraments and the Mass. I really just want to help people encounter God and to come alive, stepping into who God created them to be.

Your Impact

In order to serve full-time, and be the most effective missionary I can, I need partners to stand beside me and support me both financially and with prayer. Jesus relied on the generosity of others to fund his own ministry and it's an honor for me to partner with you to do the same. Christ has charged us all with His Great Commission, and while I give by going I invite you to go by giving, and joining my support team!

By allocating a portion of your monthly tithe, you can participate in one of the most exciting Catholic outreach programs through a tax deductible gift that supports my full time missionary work. You are an essential part of this mission, and I am grateful for 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 …