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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!

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Hey there, my name is Carter Hawkins. I come from the great state of Nebraska and am an alumnus of Auburn University and a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. I studied Finance and Spanish, although I’m still working on perfecting the Spanish-part. I come from a big family, where I am the fourth of six kids. I enjoy the outdoors immensely and love cooking up a good meal. I became a missionary because I wanted to be a bridge for those guys out there that have no hope and think that all there is to life are parties or whatever job comes after graduating. God has changed my life and I want to see others find that same joy God brings me. Shoot me a text at 402-301-4844 or email




Screen Shot 2016-10-02 at 3.44.16 PMHi! My name is Kirsten Chapman and I’m a FOCUS missionary from Knoxville, Tennessee graduated from Auburn University with an Apparel Merchandising degree. I love being outdoors and hiking in the woods. Sunsets are also my favorite. When I’m in town, I love a good coffee shop and eating amazing food! Overall, it’s a good day when I get to explore somewhere new. My family is super important to me and my friends are a huge support. Most of all, I love Jesus and everything He’s done for me. Shoot me a text at 865-748-4652 or email




Screen Shot 2016-10-02 at 3.44.29 PMHi, my name is Ryker Harger and I grew up in Greely, Colorado in an amazing Christian family. They taught me to search for Jesus Christ in all that I do. Late in high school, I found Him in the Catholic Church and went through RCIA during my freshmen year at the Colorado School of Mines. I ended up graduating with a degree in Environmental Engineering in 2016 and decided to pursue the Lord’s calling to be a missionary with FOCUS. I love to take road trips to new places with my friends. Camping is one of my favorite activities outdoors. When I’m staying close to home, I love to get out in the sun and just relax. Shoot me a text at 970-576-5886 or email




Screen Shot 2016-10-02 at 3.43.47 PMHello! My name is Summer Swisher! It is an absolute joy being a missionary, and I am so blessed to be at WSU! I am originally from Loveland, Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a degree in Sociology. Last year, I served as a missionary at the University of California in Berkley. There are so many things that I love! I love the mountains and hiking very much. Basically, I like to do anything where I can explore spontaneously. I very much love to dance as well. Ballet and tap are my favorite! I do love to go on walks and just talk to people, especially when I am spending time with my friends and family. Finally, I very much love the Lord! Shoot me a text at 970-566-3357 or email

Horizon Points

These are the points we will use to guide everything that we do within our mission at WSU.

Divine Intimacy

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. 

Authentic Friendship

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. 

Spiritual Multiplication

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.