Brendan Walsh

“There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.” – St. Augustine

Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID. You’ll typically find me hanging out at St. Augustine’s Catholic Center, the gym, or walking around the Greek community meeting students. I have a miraculous story about how Jesus has changed my life — I’d love to share it with you!

My Story

I grew up in Palos Verdes Estates, CA as a cradle catholic. My Mom’s name is Kelly and is starting RCIA at our home parish in Redondo Beach, CA. Praise God! My Dad’s name is Al and continues to be an inspiration and role model for me. I have two younger siblings, Al and Meg. My younger brother Al is a senior Beta at TCU. He’s 18 months younger than me but somehow looks like he’s 10 years older. My little sister Meg is a rising high school senior and is a TCU volleyball commit. She plays libero and my brother and I take credit for all her incredible success and athleticism. 

I grew up going to mass with my Dad and siblings at St. Lawrence Martyr in Redondo Beach, and went to the University of Washington (UW) after graduating from Palos Verdes High School. GO SEA KINGS & GO DAWGS!

At UW I joined Beta Theta Pi, where the Lord blessed me with a plethora of lifelong best friends. As one could assume, however, I was enveloped by fraternity party culture and prioritized being atop the social hierarchy no matter the cost to my body or my soul. I was not living faithfully and was not accepting my identity as a beloved son of the Lord. 

I got involved with the Prince of Peace Newman Center at UW during Winter quarter of  my sophomore year. I had a personal encounter with the Lord at SEEK 2020, and was called to change my life to live faithfully. I went from not praying or going to mass for over two years straight to now going to mass and devoting at least an hour to prayer and scripture every day. 

The Lord reached me through FOCUS when I should not have been reachable, and completely transformed my life and gave me a purpose. FOCUS missionaries have changed my life, and I’m called to do the same at the University of Idaho. 

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all fraternity students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus own example to find the best method of reaching the world, one student at a time. 

I’m stoked beyond words to get to campus and do work for the Kingdom of God. 

Your Impact

When 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. Without your support, my ministry wouldn’t exist and therefore lives would not be changed. Your prayers and financial support are truly the heartbeat of our mission. I’d be honored for you to join me on mission, creating faithful leaders and bringing more people to salvation. 

If you are interested in partnering with me, please reach out and we’ll schedule an appointment. 

I’m reachable at 424-207-8795, or [email protected] 

I’d be honored to share this mission with you through Christ!

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