Clemens Vayda

Hello, we are the Vaydas. Clemens was born and raised in Austria and went to Graz to study Electrical and Audio engineering at the Technical University of Graz where he met Natalia. Natalia is a musician from Ukraine and came to Graz for her Studies in Cello performance and teaching. We are married since 2015 and have three wonderful daughters: Avila, Mirjam and Felicia.

Where I serve

I am now starting into my third year at the University of Vienna, Austria and I am honored to transition into the role of being the Team Director. Natalia supports the mission by sharing our home with students! I joined FOCUS staff in 2018 and served the first year at the Northwest Missouri State University, MO, USA. 

We love to have Students over at our house every day – hosting Bible Studies, cooking for or with them, showing them the beauty and the challenges of the vocation of marriage first hand or including them in our family-evening prayers.

My Story

After three years of dating, our relationship almost broke – at that point I had tried everything that I knew to save it but it just didn’t work out. Only, when we encountered the truth of the Gospel in a much deeper way through “Theology of the Body” by John Paul II we understood what relationship and marriage truly is about. 
By the grace of God and the help of Fr. Martin Rauch, we changed our lives totally and started to live out the truth of the Gospel and the Church and slowly and quietly a deep peace and happiness started to enter our lives. 

Because of that, we left everything and went on mission to show college students the true meaning and happiness that flows from a life centered on Christ and his Church.

Your Impact

When we answered the call to join FOCUS, Natalia and I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help us through this mission. 
That is something outstanding for the Church in Europe. To support us is to help create a new dynamic and way of proclaiming the Gospel in Austria and Europe. We would be honored if you joined our support team. For further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to [email protected].

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