Vince Sartori

Beloved son of God.  Husband.  Father of two wonderful girls and one boy.        8th year on mission with FOCUS.  University of Pittsburgh Engineering Grad.     Also I like Star Wars.

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Where I serve

I have served with FOCUS for 8 years now.  In my first two years, I served as a missionary to the students at the University of Connecticut.  Then for the next two years, I was the Team Director at Temple University in Philadelphia.  Now, I serve the East Area of FOCUS as a Regional Director for my third year in this role.  Essentially, I provide support, vision, encouragement, and coaching to the missionaries on campus.

Currently I oversee seven campuses:  Drexel University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount St. Mary's University, Temple University, the United States Naval Academy, and the University of Pennsylvania

My Story

As a freshman in college, a missionary and some students from the Catholic Church reached out to me in simple but awesome ways.  They would eat meals with me, play sports and invite me, and bring me into their lives as I entered their lives.  Thanks to these friendships, I had the courage to go to confession.  And it was in this moment, I had a profound experience of the mercy of God.  It had been perhaps my first sincere confession of my life.  And it changed everything.  

As I went through college, I was taught how to pray, how to talk about Jesus and the Church, lead a bible study, and teach others to do those things too.  By the middle of my sophomore year, I was leading 8 freshman men in a bible study.  From that bible study, 3 of those men have gone on to the seminary and 2 of them are married with children and all of that because members of the Church befriended me.

At the core of all that we do are friendships.  Time and again, I have seen God do amazing things in college students' lives simply because someone introduced a student to God via authentic friendship.  The best part of this is that they don't stay in college!  They graduate, go off to work places and parishes and continue to live out a Catholic life complete with evangelization!

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 campuses. 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 …