Christine Johnson

“Without cost you have received;

without cost you are to give.”

Matthew 10:8

Where I serve

I am blessed to serve at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania! This is my second year on mission, and I’d love to meet you and hear your story.


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Team Lehigh!

My Story

I graduated in 2022 from the University of Maryland (go Terps!), where I marched four years with the Mighty Sound of Maryland! I loved UMD, marching band, and the Catholic Student Center, but at a school of 30,000 students, I felt like an anonymous face in a huge crowd. That all changed when I was invited into a FOCUS Bible study with 6 other freshmen. Those girls quickly became my roommates, sisters, and best friends.

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As this friendship transformed my heart, the Lord called me to start a Bible study with my friends in the marching band to meet the great need I saw there for authentic friendship and Christ-centered community. Through leading my band Bible study, I was incredibly blessed to witness so many conversions and reversions to the faith through the transformative love of our Lord. I was stunned that the Holy Spirit could use the little “yes” of a college student to bring others back to His Church! It deeply convicted me of Jesus’s thirst for every soul, and I knew there was nothing more meaningful I could do than pursue full-time mission after graduation.

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all 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’s own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I’ve been constantly amazed by the beautiful souls I’ve encountered on campus, and I would love to share stories of the radical ways Jesus is working in the lives of young people today!

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely completely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners. I have the privilege of fundraising 100% of my salary, and 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 — my email is [email protected]. I’d be honored to share this mission with you!

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