Claire Madson

“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle” – Saint Pope John Paul II

Where I serve

I serve at the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID!IMG 9504

My Story

Hello! My walk with Christ has been a slow and steady story, where He has been gently drawing me closer to Him throughout my life. I grew up Catholic and went to Catholic school where I was able to learn about the faith and receive the sacraments. Through this knowledge paired with experiences at Catholic camps and retreats I began to realize the importance of Christ. However, it was not until after high school where I knew I needed to make the faith my own. In college I became involved with FOCUS and ministry on my campus. It was the relationships that I built in college that allowed me to grow in relationship with God and helped me encounter Him in a deeper way. Through the Lord’s patience and mercy, I have accepted Him as the central focus of my life. I am excited to be on the University of Idaho’s campus to walk with others in their relationship with Christ and grow with them on the way!

I will be serving alongside my husband, Samuel Harris!

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