Clare Leif

Hello and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here!


Where I serve

I have the honor of serving at our Denver Support Center as a FOCUS Greek Sr. Specialist. FOCUS Greek is a growing movement through FOCUS that specifically reaches fraternity men and sorority women on U.S. college campuses. FOCUS Greek exists to revolutionize Greek culture for Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church that impacts today, tomorrow, and eternity through raising up a transformed generation of fraternity and sorority leaders convicted of bring truth to the world.

Before transferring to the Denver Support Center, I served three years as an on-campus missionary. I was placed at the University of North Dakota for my first two years on staff, and moved to Minnesota State – Mankato to be the team director for my third year. These two campuses were such a blessing for I am a Midwest gal through and through. I grew up living the “Good Life” in Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where I received my degree in Elementary Education.

NST2023 1177Here is a picture of a few FOCUS Greek missionaries I get to train, coach, and accompany throughout the year.

Learn more about FOCUS Greek and the specific mission we have on campus here!

My Story

Coming into college, I was a lukewarm catholic. I knew faith was important but it was only reserved for Sundays and I lived a very different lifestyle every other day of the week. Going to Mass had become habitual and I was lacking in knowledge of my dignity as a daughter of God and how to have a relationship with the Lord.

The summer before my Sophomore year in college my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and my stable, comfortable life was no longer existent. Through many challenges that year, I learned to rely on the Lord and allow Him to be my rock and strength.

As the next two years unfolded, my desire to live a faith-centered life grew. I went on three mission trips, built a deep relationship with the Lord, and became a FOCUS student leader. With the help of a FOCUS missionary, I learned to pray with scripture, how to lead a bible study, and to share my faith with others.

Now, 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.

As a full-time missionary, I have the privilege of placing full trust in God by fundraising our entire salaries. This is the beauty of the faith – Jesus does not want us to rely on ourselves, He wants us to rely on Him for everything! In order to radically invest in our missionaries’ and therefore students lives, we cannot fulfill this call to mission alone. We need your help! By generously joining this mission, you will be accompanying us in fulfilling the great commission, winning souls for Christ, and giving hope to this world! If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you. I would be honored to share this mission with you!

Find other missionaries

FOCUS brings the joy of the Gospel to colleges and parishes across the United States (and beyond)!
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Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

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Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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