Brandon Pangan

Group PhotoHey! My name’s Brandon. I’m a FOCUS missionary.

Where I serve

personal work peonies 33This is my sixth year serving as a FOCUS missionary and my third year at Mary Seat Of Wisdom Parish in Park Ridge, IL! You’ll typically find me at the parish with my wife, Nicole, and our daughter, Olivia!

My wife Nicole and I are passionate about the renewal of the heart of the Church: the parish. Students and even missionaries who leave campus will arrive at dying parishes, disillusioned and alone. The Church, encompassing people of all ages, needs missionaries to model and encourage and invite souls to true discipleship with Jesus in this modern, secular world. We get to live out the mission of the laity in a radical way using all the resources and experiences that FOCUS provides. Lifelong Mission is very grassroots and very exciting. We would love your support in keeping us on mission for the long haul!

My Story

5DR 9614~2I met a FOCUS missionary my first year at University of Illinois in Chicago and although I was a cradle catholic, he was the very first person to truly show me the person of Jesus Christ. That missionary ended up changing the course of my entire life and I was so far from where I am today. His radical “yes” to Christ  eventually (through a LOT of twists and turns) led to my radical “yes”. So I joined FOCUS to be that missionary for others who are lost on their way. I was a cradle Catholic who grew up never hearing my family talk about God. I see now it’s because they didn’t feel confident nor did they know what to even talk about. It wasn’t til I met a missionary in college and later began discipleship that I began to truly meet Jesus in both prayer and scripture as well as in the Eucharist. I became a campus missionary to give back to God in the way I encountered Him. I became a parish missionary to help families encounter God together, that they would confidently and joyfully share the Gospel of Jesus with their children and with others.

Your Impact

IMG 3645When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.

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