Skills learned at FOCUS continue giving beyond time on staff
Kristen Eggers’ current job involves hospitality, a skill she developed and deepened during her time with FOCUS. She encourages alumni to continue to develop the skills they learned during their time on staff and to put those skills to use for the Church.
Kristen Eggers served with FOCUS from 2008 to 2011, including one year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and two years at Benedictine College. She works for a Dominican parish in Cincinnati.
Will we see you in Lincoln? Join us for a FOCUS Alumni Reunion June 10 – 11
Join us in Lincoln, Nebraska, June 10 and 11 for a Missionary Alumni Reunion to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of FOCUS! The reunion will include a short retreat, opportunities for formation, a class reunion reception, brunch with Curtis and Michaelann Martin and a Commissioning Mass.* There will also be time to gather with friends on both days.
The Missionary Alumni Reunion begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 and concludes with noon Mass on Sunday, June 11.
The cost per attendee is $75,** and registration is limited to the first 400 people.
If you are interested in staying at the Embassy Suites, please reserve your room by May 20 to take advantage of the block room rate.
*Due to limited space and time, we are not able to offer programming for children or babysitting.
**Travel and accommodations not included.
FOCUS’ Lifelong Mission team is hiring a project manager!
The Lifelong Mission (LLM) team is comprised of the Alumni and Parish Outreach departments. This team works with FOCUS staff and student alumni, pastors and parishioners to bring “Win, Build, Send” to the post-collegiate world.
The project manager role involves teamwork, organization and attention to detail. As a project manager, you will be responsible for creating project plans, moving those plans forward alongside your teammates and helping to execute the plan. Projects may include LLM Summer Formation, Alumni Breaking Bread events, LLM special events at FOCUS’ SEEK conference, LLM Spring Retreat/Pilgrimage, Diocesan/Parish Outreach initiatives and other events with the Parish and Alumni teams.
Visit our job board at connect.focus.org/jobs to apply and to see employers who are specifically looking for FOCUS Alumni to fill their open positions or reach out to Career Services Manager Elli Schmidt at [email protected].
FOCUS Alumni is coming to a location near you!
Join FOCUS Alumni missionaries in your city this spring. Details about these events will be sent directly to alumni living in the area. Moved recently? Email the event contact if you’re near one of the cities below; otherwise, fill out this contact form to stay updated about future events in your area.
- May 16: Worship Night (Adoration, Confession & Community), Dallas, TX, [email protected]
- May 19 – 20: Retreat: Spiritual Impact Bootcamp, Washington, D.C., [email protected]
- May 20: Half-Day Retreat/Beer Tasting with the Nortbertines at Michael’s Abbey, Orange County, CA [email protected]
- June 17: Mini Retreat, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN [email protected]
- June 23: Alumni Gathering with Mass and Adoration, Raleigh, NC, [email protected]
- July 14 – 16: The Way of the Disciple Commuters Retreat, Birmingham, AL, [email protected]
- Ongoing (Fridays): Lifelong U Virtual Group, [email protected]
FOCUS family prayer request line
The FOCUS Alumni team wants to unite our FOCUS family in prayer for one another. Please submit any prayer requests you have at this time here. In addition to having the Alumni team pray for your requests, we will have the responses viewable on FOCUS Connect for you to pray for others in the FOCUS family!
Our mission is to fan the flame of lifelong mission in the hearts of our alumni in this apostolic age.
The FOCUS Alumni Relations team exists to provide you, our alumni, with inspirational content in emails and social media. We desire to build alumni communities in various cities, connect alumni with job listings, and develop resources to support the living of Catholic mission in the world.
What does AL+UM mean?
AL+UM (Altum) comes from “Duc in Altum”, which means to“Set out into the deep.” This call, to set out into the deep, is the call of every person seeking after Christ. You are on a different mission now than when you were on campus, yet as you cast your nets, the Lord will certainly bless you with a great catch if you continue to trust in Him.