Tim Heyrman

Hey! My name's Tim. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students and this coming year I am excited to be returning to serve as a FOCUS missionary at the University of Minnesota Duluth for the fourth year in a row.

My Story

I was raised a Catholic and attended both a Catholic grade school and a Catholic high school. Coming into college at UW-Madison (Go Badgers!), I was ready to live the party lifestyle. UW-Madison is known for strong academics, good sports teams, and is also known for its party scene. This party scene was a big part of my college experience for the first few years. 

Coming into senior year of college (the 4th out of my 5 years), I needed to step my game up. That Fall of 2015, my senior year, I joined a Bible study that was led by a FOCUS missionary on campus. During that Fall semester, I also went on an incredible retreat through the Catholic Center at UW-Madison and developed a habit of daily prayer. The following semester, I went down to Chicago from January-March of 2016 for an accounting internship, which was a great experience and I had accepted an offer to go back and work in Chicago after finishing school.

Fast forward to summer of 2016, a few months after the internship had ended, I had been staying committed to daily prayer and my faith had been growing. I signed up to go on a FOCUS mission trip to Ecuador in July of 2016. The trip was about two and a half weeks long and it was an awesome trip. On the mission trip, one of the FOCUS missionaries asked me if I had thought about being a FOCUS missionary. Coming off that trip, I started to consider that quite seriously. In the Fall of 2016, I applied to FOCUS, got a position, and accepted it. 

My first three years were full of joy and also great challenges. During this fourth year, I look forward to continuing to grow closer to Christ and His Church and leading students into a deeper relationship with God.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS in the Fall of 2016, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me throughout this mission. If you are interested in partnering with me in this mission of sharing Jesus Christ with college students, please let me know of the best way to reach you and we can schedule an appointment. Thank 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 …