Connery Van Dyke

Hey! My name’s Connery and I’m so glad you’re reading this!

Where I serve

After serving at the University of Toledo as a missionary this past semester, I’m so excited to now be at the University of Tennessee!! GO VOLS!! I’m so glad that the Lord has called here and am blessed to continue mission in the South!


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My Team: Andrew O’Quinn, Isabella Grado, Ava Keating, Me

My Story

Coming into college life was overwhelming at first. There are so many new people and experiences that you don’t know where to turn. Luckily, with the help of some friends, I was introduced to the amazing community within Toledo’s Catholic Student Association and found so much joy!

Ever since being introduced into that community, I’ve felt called to serve the Lord and grow in leadership in any way I can. Through serving within the Catholic community at UT, I have increasingly grown in faith and continued to feel that call. That call led me here, to serve as a FOCUS missionary! Jesus has changed my life in so many ways and I’d love to tell you more about it! You can reach me at (440) 258-3721.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. 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 the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d 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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