Will Clerx

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at Boston University (BU). You'll typically find me hanging out at the Catholic Center at BU, local coffee shops, or around the great city of Boston. For BU, "campus" is something of a misnomer --the campus is really the city of Boston itself, including the Charles River, Fenway Park, and other downtown Beantown hangouts. I'm excited to return to a city that is close to my heart, but much has changed for me since I was last in Boston. I have a pretty crazy story about how Jesus has changed my life -- I think you should hear it sometime! Shoot me an email or give me a call, and I'd love to share it with you.

Meet my team! Here are the FOCUS missionaries joining me at BU for the 2017-18 academic year:

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus through a variety of experiences. At a FOCUS national conference in January 2015 (SEEK2015), I had an encounter with Christ that changed the course of my life. This encounter, and the friendships and personal growth that followed, brought me a joy that no material satisfaction had ever matched.

I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level: he took on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few individuals. In my work as a missionary, I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus.

In the video below, I explain a bit about what inspired my choice to work as a Catholic missionary to college students:

One of the experiences that shaped my decision to become a missionary was a 2015 mission trip to Rome (pictured below, in front of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City). This mission trip, which incorporated both service and pilgrimage, drove home the reality of our faith and the joy that comes from sharing it.

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 …