FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) is present on Seton Hall University's campus as a resource for students desiring to learn more about their faith and how to apply it to every facet of their lives. Through FOCUS, Bible studies are available on campus for all students, as well as other various activities and opportunities. For more information, email FOCUS@shu.edu or the National FOCUS website at www.focusonline.org
MISSION: To share the story of Christ Jesus, by the sharing of our lives, in the hope of bringing others to His love.
Jennifer Wade is in here fourth-year as a missionary. After serving her first two years at the University of South Dakota, she is happy to return to Seton Hall for a second year and as the Team Director. Originally from Houston, Texas, she attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston where she earned a degree in Education. In her spare time she loves basketball, music and watching any Houston Team play!
Chelsey is a graduate of Ball State University, a retired swimmer, and a Hoosier (aka Indiana resident). Her degree is in psychology and she is an avid fan of talking to people about anything that they are passionate about. She is also an outdoor, literary, and art enthusiast.
Becca is a first-year FOCUS Missionary from Cincinnati, Ohio, which is her favorite place in the whole world. She graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a double major in English and Theology, and she also loves bonfires, pancakes, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and fun evenings with family and friends!
Kevin Pitts is his name, but his friends call him Kevo Pitts. Kevin from Bethesda, MD, and received a B.A. in Theology from Mount St. Mary's University (in the town of Emmitsburg, MD, where Mother Seton herself is buried!). Kevin is a simple man who likes roadside diners and in particular, corn beef hash.
James Hamilton, from Hamilton, NJ, is in his second year as a missionary here at Seton Hall and is glad to be back! Having graduated from Harvard University in 2014 with a degree in linguistics, he loves to read, learn languages, have deep discussions, and play the ocarina. He also is deeply interested in Japanese culture, between reading manga, watching anime, and playing the occasional video game and would love to tell you about how he's broken his bones six different times!
: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” -Matthew 28:19-20
Brief history of FOCUS: The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) is a dynamic national organization responding to Pope John Paul II's call for a "new evangelization" by serving college students. Benedictine College, in Atchison, KS, was the first campus to sponsor FOCUS in cooperation with its founder, Curtis Martin, beginning in 1997. FOCUS' mission is to "know Christ Jesus, and to fulfill His Great Commission by first living and then communicating the fullness of life within the Family of God, the Church."
The FOCUS Missionaries help students learn about their faith and invite Jesus to be the Lord of their life - in their studies, social life, dating relationships, and major life decisions. This is done through weekly Bible studies, one-on-one discipleship, large group leadership training, and an annual conference. The goal is to raise up leaders who follow Jesus and transform the world through their relationships, vocations, and professions.
And what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
2 Timothy 2:2
I ask you young people…to become prophets of life.
Pope John Paul II
When college students make the heroic decision to give their lives to Jesus Christ, they gain true Vision for Life: for leadership in college, and for making an impact after graduation
So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the Gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.
1 Thessalonians 2:8