The Main Thing
We are the FOCUS Team here at WSU. Our goal is to invite college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. We do this by both inspiring and equipping these students for a lifetime Catholic mission that involves Evangelization, Discipleship, and Friendships. All of this is done in hopes that they will lead others to do the same.
Get to know the FOCUS members!
Originally from Portland, OR, I graduated with a Master of Arts in Theology from the Augustine Institute in May 2018. I am proud to announce that I have accepted a Team Director position with FOCUS, and I have the tremendous opportunity to invite college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. It is incredibly exciting to be returning to the Pacific Northwest in service to the Gospel!
Hi, I come from Omaha, Nebraska and earned my degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. I love sports and actually played rugby in college. I am starting to get into Formula 1 racing and will live and die in my Michigan blue & maize. That being said the Cougs are climbing quickly on my list of favorite teams.
I am humbled and honored that the Lord has called me to be a FOCUS missionary and to serve on a college campus. This year I am serving at Washington State University in Pullman, WA! GO COUGS!
Griselda Sanchez Garcia
God has called me to serve college students. This year I will be serving the students at Washington State University and the University of Idaho with en emphasis in Latino/Hispanic outreach. You'll typically find me hanging out at the student union building, library, the Newman Center, or walking around campus working on those cougar calves! I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life -- I think you should hear it sometime! Come find me and I'd love to share it with you. :)
Dios me ha llamado a servir a los estudiantes universitarios. Este año serviré a los estudiantes en Washington State University y en la Universidad de Idaho con énfasis en alcanzar a los latinos/hispanos universitarios. ¡Normalmente me encontrarás pasando el rato en el edificio del sindicato de estudiantes, la biblioteca, el Newman Center, o caminando por la universidad! Tengo una historia genial sobre cómo Jesús cambió mi vida. ¡Creo que deberías escucharla alguna vez! Ven a buscarme y me encantaría compartirlo contigo. :)
These are the points we will use to guide everything that we do within our mission at WSU.
This will be the primary focus of everything we do. It will start with daily holy hours and Mass ending with 10 minutes of intercessory prayer. One of these will include a "Power Hour" of a walking rosary and shared Lectio Devina. We will also receive monthly spiritual direction, attend a semesterly retreat, and have a monthly reflection.
We will show students the "art of living" by inviting them into our lives as we model how to authentically live as followers of Christ. This will start with the team and extend to our disciples and those we encounter on campus. This will include prayer, leisure, and general outreach. By this, we will share the love, hope, and joy of Christ with those around us.
We will share the vision for spiritual multiplication with our disciples within a month of them entering formal discipleship. By modeling and living the other horizon points along with sharing clearly the vision, we will equip the students with tools to live the life-long Catholic mission. We will prepare through our weekly formation and through using five FOCUS verses.