Theresa Werner

Hi! My name's Theresa. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

This is my third year serving the students at the University of Nebraska Kearney, and I have the privilege of serving in a new role this year: Team Director! I am so excited for this new opportunity! It's been an absolute joy living in Kearney; this place feels like home in so many ways, and I'm so glad I get to stay! Kearney has a way of opportunity about it. It's become easier and easier to see God amid the students studying at Barista's, the community available at the Newman Center, or just walking around on the Bricks. It all started when I was a student and encountered Christ in a way I had never thought possible; all leading me to where I am today-- I'd love to tell you about it! 

My Story

After experiencing my own conversion at Indiana University, my greatest desire was to remain close to Christ after college. Two years of "making my own plans" later, I heard God’s call to missionary life. I have the opportunity to grow in union with God every day and lead others to the joy of a life with Him. I never thought that my job would care so much about the state of my soul! As a missionary with FOCUS, I strive daily to follow Jesus so closely as His disciple and teach others to do the same. By investing deeply in a few people, and teach them how to invest deeply in others, we are reaching the world with the Gospel! Every day is different and brings challenges of its own, but I couldn’t be happier building up the Kingdom of Heaven! 

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 …