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!
Hello, I am the Team Director here and have been for the last three years. I am loving living in Pullman and became a Coug at the WSU-Arizona game in 2016. I graduated from Auburn University and am from a small town outside of Omaha. I recently got married to an amazing women named Lesley-Anne. We couldn’t be more excited to have started our marriage at WSU surrounded by such a good crew of people.
Hey, I’m from the sunny shores of Santa Barbara, California. I studied at the local community college before joining FOCUS and coming to Pullman. I recently got engaged to the amazing Emily Drozd and we’ll be married in May 2019. I love reading books on theology and fantasy; I also love video games. My favorite part of the week is on Sunday afternoons, I get together with a bunch of guys and we play pick-up basketball at the UREC.
Anne Marie Alwan
Hi, I’m from Chicago; however, I exchanged the snow and wind for sunshine when I studied at UCLA for my undgrad degree. I love coffee and heart to heart chats on the couch. I love trying new things and going on road trips to big cities; although my heart is now in small towns like Pullman.
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.
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.