Audrey Hakanson

“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you… it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise.”

― Pope John Paul II

Where I serve

I have been given the privilege of serving at University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana this year! I am so excited to continue to serve the Lord in my second year on staff working alongside my new incredible team: Mary, Robert, Erin, Christina, and Robert.


My first year, I had the gift of serving at Arizona State University. It was so beautiful to bring FOCUS to such a large and diverse campus! In my year there, I was able to see so many lives transformed through the community we began to create there.


My Story

As young as 7 years-old, I always remembered having an aching desire for a relationship with Jesus. As I grew up, I realized not only that this relationship was something that I would achieve, but that it would change my entire life! Since devoting my life to following Jesus, I have never felt more alive, more peace, and more full of joy. Overflowing with all of these gifts, I now want to share what I have found with others!

Attending Indiana University for undergrad, I was extremely blessed to be surrounded by exceptional Catholics who showed me authentic friendship, and the face of Christ in my own life. Through my Newman center I received the support and guidance I needed to satisfy that ache I had felt for so long.

Young people leave for college unsure of who they are – looking for meaning and looking for a mission to unite themselves to. It is Christ who is the fulfillment of all those desires. After four years at IU, the call for me became clear: to become a missionary disciple for Christ. I knew I wanted to live a life following Christ, and do what I could to draw others to Him also. In joining staff with FOCUS, I am so excited to have the chance to go to Arizona State and share my joy, hope, and love of Christ with other young women who are seeking more just like I was.

Your Impact

An important element of this mission is that no one can do it alone. God desires to draw us to Himself and delights in sharing with us His task of winning souls for the Kingdom. Even without stepping foot on campus, you have a role to play in this great adventure!

I can’t do it without you.

Serving the students at ASU won’t be a one man job, I will be partnering with generous supporters like you who will make all of this work possible. Whether it’s through prayers or financial gifts, every bit counts. Together, I am confident that God will use us to change lives!

I cannot wait to share this mission with you! Please prayerfully consider supporting me, and join my team as we seek to make Christ known, loved, and served in new and beautiful ways.


Find other missionaries

FOCUS brings the joy of the Gospel to colleges and parishes across the United States (and beyond)!
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Know, Love and Serve God

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Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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