Thomas Bruner


Hello! My name's Tom. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

I am the Senior Regional Director for the East area, working out of of Peoria, IL.  My travel takes me from Illinois all the way to the East Coast, serving the campuses in this area.  When not traveling, I love being home with my wife, Therese, and two young daughters, Lucy and Rose.

My Story

College campuses are one of the most pivotal places in our society today. Hundreds of thousands of college students across the United States are making decisions in their lives that will impact their eternity.  I met the person of Jesus Christ while I was a student at Bradley University.  It changed my life, and it became my passion to introduce as many students as I could to the same Christ that I was introduced to on campus.  The opportunity that lies before us to impact the world is tremendous. I'm thrilled to be a part of this exciting mission to make disciples of all nations for over 10 years now.

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 …