Carter & Lesley Hawkins

Hello there! We are the Hawkins family. We live in Spokane, Washington serving the Lord in our mission with FOCUS to make disciples on college campuses and in the parishes here in the Pacific Northwest in hopes of reaching the whole word. Carter is serving as the Regional Director for the Inland Northwest and Lesley-Anne is home with our two daughters living lifelong mission in our parish. We are excited to have our family here and serve the Church in every way we can.

Where We serve

Carter – I am serving as the Regional Director in the Pacific Northwest; I will be leading seven teams in their mission to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and make disciples on the college campus. I have been a missionary in Nebraska and in Washington State before stepping into my current role. As an RD, I spend a lot of time aligning vision across the region and coaching team directors in leadership and mission-oriented skills. I will also support chaplains in their work with the teams and on campus. The best part of my job is reminding people of God’s love and mercy in the midst of their suffering and success.

Lesley – I am serving our parish here in Spokane and investing in the women I have come to know throughout our city. I am currently a full-time mom for our two daughters (and third child on the way) and leading a bible study and walking with several women in missionary discipleship formation. I am excited to be living my missionary call in my community and walking with women in encountering Our Lord in a deeper way.

Our Story

We both have experienced radical conversions in our life; Lesley during her time at CU-Boulder as a freshman and Carter at Auburn University as a senior. We were both living as the typical college students. We desired great things, but these things were centered on ourselves. After we encountered Christ, our desires shifted. We saw the love and mercy of God working in our lives and want to share our story with others. We believe Jesus Christ is the answer to the longings of the human heart and have oriented our lives to proclaim that truth.

We met while serving on a mission trip to Peru. We became great friends, but did not start dating until many months later. After several years of a long distance relationship, we were married in August 2018 and welcomed our first child the following year. We then moved to Spokane and welcomed our second child in 2021. As we continue to deepen our love for the Lord and for each other, we are blown away by the grace that is bestowed upon us by our Father in Heaven.

Your Impact

We cannot do this alone.  God has called us to start our family as missionaries living out Matthew 28:18-20. We desire to give everything to Him and to follow His Will. In order the do this, we need support. Just as St. Paul was supported by the various churches, we ask that you join us as mission partners in building the kingdom one soul at a time. If this mission is intriguing to you or you share our passion, please reach out to us and let us know. We would love to sit down and talk. You will be in our prayers!

“We do not want…a Church that will move with the world.  We want a Church that will move the world.”  ~GK Chesterton

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