AJ Garcia

Hello and welcome to my family’s support page!

Where I serve

I serve as the Director of Parish Advancement, part of the Lifelong Mission Team. This is a recently established initiative of FOCUS that will work to bring the model FOCUS has implemented on campuses across the country to parishes and adapt it to build up missionary disciples across the country. My role is to identify the locations we will send missionaries to, and to recruit missionaries to serve those parishes. Currently, there are missionaries serving in more than twenty parishes in eleven states.


My Story

As a graduate student I encountered a team of FOCUS missionaries and saw the Catholic faith lived in a way that I had never witnessed. This team inspired me with their commitment to daily prayer, their joy, and the authentic way in which they related to students and desired to share the Gospel. As they encouraged me to seek and know Jesus, I encountered Him in ways I never had before through Scripture, Holy Mass, and friendships and I knew God was calling to be a missionary.

I served as missionary and Team Director at:

  • Seton Hall University as Varsity Catholic Missionary (2010-2012)
  • Seton Hall University as Team Director (2012-2013)
  • Winona State University (MN) as Team Director (2013-2016)

Before returning to FOCUS in August 2020, I had the opportunity to work for a Diocese and dynamic non-profit, each for about two years.

My family and I have the joy of serving with FOCUS from the great state of Wisconsin.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the prayerful and financial generosity of mission partners like you. To fulfill Christ’s Great Commission (Mt 28: 19-20) and bring the Gospel to people of all ages who are hungering for Truth, I am serving in a new initiative of FOCUS, Parish Outreach. I invite you to partner with me in this important work by becoming a mission partner. By partnering in this ministry, you are advancing the kingdom of God by sending missionaries to parishes across the country and even to the ends of the earth!

Here is how you can join me: By allocating part of your monthly tithe to my missionary work with FOCUS, you can participate in the most vital Catholic outreach in the United States.

Please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored and am excited to share this mission with you.

Contact me at: [email protected]

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